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    Understanding Encephalitis

    Understanding Encephalitis -- Symptoms

    What Are the Symptoms of Encephalitis?

    The symptoms of encephalitis are usually sudden and severe.

    They include:

    Understanding Encephalitis

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    • Fever
    • Drowsiness, lethargy, and possibly coma
    • Headaches
    • Personality changes, irritability, or emotional outbursts
    • Confusion
    • Weakness in one or more areas of the body
    • Seizures
    • Bulging soft spots in infants

    Seek medical attention immediately if you or someone else has any of these symptoms.

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    Reviewed by Jennifer Robinson, MD on March 03, 2015
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