Infections and other disorders affecting the brain and spinal cord can activate the immune system, which leads to inflammation. In extreme cases, these can cause brain damage, stroke, or even death. Infection of the meninges, the membranes that surround the brain and spinal cord, is called meningitis.
The symptoms of encephalitis are similar to a mild case of flu and some people may never realize they have it at all. How are meningitis and encephalitis diagnosed.
Serious long-lasting side effects of meningitis and encephalitis can include such things as difficulties with speech, hearing, sight, or memory and changes in behavior or mood. How are these disorders transmitted. What is a meningitis prophylaxis. What causes meningitis and encephalitis. Who is at risk for encephalitis and meningitis.
Other minor causes may include tumors, radiation, chemical irritation. Why is encephalitis so dangerous. What are the signs and symptoms.