Diabetes Encephalitis

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Definition

Encephalitis is irritation and swelling (inflammation) of the brain, most often due to infections.

See also: Meningitis


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Encephalitis is a rare condition. It occurs more often in the first year of life and decreases with age. The very young and the elderly are more likely to have a severe case.

Encephalitis is most often caused by a viral infection. Many types of viruses may cause it. Exposure to viruses can occur through:

  • Breathing in respiratory...
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