Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain that is most often caused by a viral infection. This condition can cause severe headache, flu-like symptoms and cognitive problems that make it difficult to think clearly. In severe cases, encephalitis can cause seizures, paralysis, loss of consciousness and even death.

Common viral causes of encephalitis include:

  • Herpes simplex virus
  • Enteroviruses
  • Mosquito-borne viruses
  • Tick-borne viruses
  • Childhood infections, including measles, mumps, and German measles

It’s important to seek immediate medical attention if you or a loved one is experiencing symptoms associated with encephalitis. At the Traumatic Brain Injury Center, we provide complete evaluation and diagnosis of encephalitis.

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The Traumatic Brain Injury Center of Northwell Health Neuroscience Institute provides expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of brain injuries caused by sudden brain trauma. Our expert team of neurosurgeons and neurologists is available 24/7 to offer the latest diagnostic technology and treatment options for patients with traumatic brain injuries. 


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