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Encephalitis (cont.)

Encephalitis Treatment

Self-Care at Home

Because encephalitis can cause death, seek treatment from a primary-care doctor or a hospital's emergency department if the patient seems very ill. Any home treatment to relieve the flu-like symptoms should be carried out according to the doctor's advice and recommendation after diagnosis. If the symptoms become more severe, transport the person to an appropriate emergency facility (for example, an infant or child should go to an emergency center that has a pediatric facility as part of the hospital).

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Encephalitis, an inflammation of the brain parenchyma, presents as diffuse and/or focal neuropsychological dysfunction.

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