Understanding Encephalitis -- Symptoms

What Are the Symptoms of Encephalitis?

The symptoms of encephalitis are usually sudden and severe.

They include:

  • 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.

WebMD Medical Reference Reviewed by William Blahd, MD on March 17, 2017

Sources

SOURCES: 

The Mayo Clinic. 

Nemours Foundation.

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