Encephalitis

Etiology

  • Inflammation of diffuse or specifc areas of brain parenchyma
  • 50% are of unknown etiology
  • Of those w/known cause, 20-50% are viral

Symptoms

  • Tend to have focal neuro deficits as compared w/meningitis
  • Acute onset of headache, fever, confusion, irritability, motor and sensory impairment, altered speech
  • Can also have meningoencephalitis

Sub-Diseases