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Definition of Encephalitis, viral

Encephalitis, viral: Inflammation of the brain as a result of virus infection. There are many viruses that cause viral encephalitis.

See also: Flavivirus encephalitis.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 10/9/2012

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