Types of encephalitis: A Mayo Clinic expert explains

From: Mayo Clinic News Network

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Encephalitis is a disease referring to the inflammation or swelling of the brain. Broadly, it can happen because of infections, including viral infections, or the immune system acting up. 

That’s why Dr. Sarosh Irani, a Mayo Clinic neurologist and researcher, says it’s essential to recognize World Encephalitis Day.

“A number of physicians, and certainly the public, are not aware of encephalitis as an entity. Yet, it is a medical emergency, where we know that early treatment makes a major difference to our patients, both with infectious forms of the disease and the growing — and perhaps now more common — autoimmune forms of the disease,” Dr. Irani says.
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