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Encephalitis Directory

Encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain tissue, is rare but can be very serious, causing personality changes, seizures, weakness, and brain damage. Acute encephalitis, seen mostly in infants, can cause permanent brain damage; parainfectious encephalitis affects adults, causing inflammation of the spinal cord and brain. Encephalitis requires hospitalization and treatment with antibiotics or antiviral medicine. Follow the links below to find WebMD's comprehensive coverage about how encephalitis is contracted, the various forms of the infection, its symptoms, how encephalitis is treated, and much more.

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