Encephalitis

Herpes Simplex Virus

Herpes Simplex Virus – The common virus causing Encephalitis

Encephalitis is any infection or inflammation of the brain tissue.

Symptoms may be very varied and depend on the part of the brain affected, but may include headaches, convulsions, paralysis, poor coordination, vision abnormalities, other abnormal sensations, twitching and a loss of consciousness.

The diagnosis and treatment depends on the form of encephalitis present, but is often difficult.

(Last modified: 15th Sep 2014)

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