Encephalitis

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  • Encephalitis Essay

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    Encephalitis Encephalitis is a condition caused by viruses which cause the brain to become inflamed. There are two types of encephalitis one is called primary because the viruses affect the brain itself. Secondary is the viruses travel from some other part of the body that has been affect to the brain. When the virus reaches the brain it begins to multiply causing inflammation. The brain’s white matter can be destroyed. This destruction causes cell death, hemorrhage and edema. The edema begins

  • Neurological Disorders: Encephalitis

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    Encephalitis The word encephalitis is derived from two Greek words. Enkephalos, which means brain, and itis, which means inflammation. Encephalitis was defined by Sir John Burton Cleland, a pathologist and naturalist. When he defined it, it was named ‘Australian X disease’. Encephalitis is a neurological disorder that results in the inflammation of the brain and sometimes the meninges. It is usually due to a viral infection. Most often arboviruses cause encephalitis, by transference via mosquitos

  • Essay On Encephalitis

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    Encephalitis, also known as inflammation of the brain is a rare condition that causes an irritation, swelling of the brain and in most cases nerve damage. Viral and bacterial encephalitis can easily be mistaken as the flu with shocking long-term effects. In many cases, encephalitis does not last long and has a mild effect. “However, in some cases encephalitis can be life-threatening. About 10,000 to 20,000 cases of encephalitis are reported each year in the United States” (Ehrlich, 2014). There are

  • The Effects Of Viral Encephalitis On The Disease

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    The disease I have chosen to explore is viral encephalitis. Encephalitis refers to brain inflammation (PDR, 2014, Diagnosis), which is rare but can be extremely dangerous (Mayo, 2014, Basics; University of Maryland, 2013, Introduction). Severe cases of encephalitis can lead to permanent damage and death (Mayo, 2014, Complications). Encephalitis can also be caused by bacteria and fungi, or develop as a result of a non-infectious cause, but encephalitis is usually caused by a virus (Mayo, 2014, Causes;

  • Seizures : Primary Generalized Seizures And Partial Seizures

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    Seizures are described into two major groups of seizures: primary generalized seizures and partial seizures. The main difference between both of these seizures is how it begins. Partial seizures begin in one area of the brain and affect the part of the body being controlled by that area of that brain. Generalized seizures affect the whole area of the brain and occur at the same time. They begin and spread rapidly making it impossible to identify the origin. Partial seizures are divided into

  • Encephalitis -

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    ENCEPHALITIS Encephalitis literally means an inflammation of the brain, but it usually refers to brain inflammation caused by a virus. It may also be called “acute viral encephalitis or aseptic encephalitis';. Encephalitis is an infectious disease of the Central Nervous System characterized by pathologic changes in both the gray and white matter of the spinal cord and brain. It may be due to specific disease entity such as rabies or an arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus), or it may occur

  • Seizures : Primary Generalized Seizures And Partial Seizures

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    1) Seizures are described into two major groups of seizures: primary generalized seizures and partial seizures. The main difference between both of these seizures is how it begins. Partial seizures begin in one area of the brain and affect the part of the body being controlled by that area of that brain. Generalized seizures affect the whole area of the brain and occur at the same time. They begin and spread rapidly making it impossible to identify the origin. Partial seizures are divided into

  • Symptoms And Symptoms Of Shingles

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    Shingles is a viral infection, caused by the Varicella-Zoster virus. This is the same virus that affects you when you have chicken pox. Varicella-Zoster is not the same virus that causes cold sores or genital herpes, this would be the HSV1, or HSV2 (herpes simplex virus.) HSV1 is associated with cold sores, HSV2 is associated with genital herpes. However, once you have had chicken pox, the virus lays dormant, so later in life the virus can become active. Activated later in life the virus becomes

  • The Man Who Mistook His Wife For A Hat Summary

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    neurochemistry at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine. Once realizing that he found neuro-research a poor fit he served as a neurologist in Beth Abraham Hospital in the Bronx. While at Beth Abraham Hospital he worked with a group a survivors with encephalitis lethargica. His treatment of the patients inspired him to write the book Awakenings. Sacks book Awakenings in 1973 was adapted into a movie which was nominated for an Academy Award. While still working for the Beth Abraham Hospital he was a neurological

  • Necrotic Encephalitis

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    histopathologic examination revealed evidence of septicemia and DIC, which included the presence of gram-positive bacilli in addition to poxviral antigen associated with lesions of the spleen, lymph nodes, liver, and bone marrow; minimal bacterial encephalitis; acute renal tubular

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