Encephalitis

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What is encephalitis?

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain due to infection, autoimmune processes, toxins, and other conditions. Viral infections are a frequent cause of encephalitis.

Common symptoms reported by people with encephalitis

Common symptoms
How bad it is
What people are taking for it

Reports may be affected by other conditions and/or medication side effects. We ask about general symptoms (anxious mood, depressed mood, fatigue, pain, and stress) regardless of condition.
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Treatments taken by people with encephalitis

Treatment name(s)
Type
How many have tried
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zovirax)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
encephalitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Type
Over the Counter Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Toradol)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valtrex)
Type
Prescription Drug
How many have tried
1
Tried for
encephalitis (1)

Data from patients with encephalitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Compare treatments taken by people with encephalitis

Treatment name(s)
Perceived effectiveness
Side effects
Total evaluations
Tried for
Treatment name(s)

(Tylenol)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Zovirax)
Perceived effectiveness
for encephalitis (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
encephalitis (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Celexa)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
depressed mood (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Neurontin)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
forgetfulness
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Norco)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (1 evaluation)
Side effects
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Advil)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Toradol)
Perceived effectiveness
for pain (2 evaluations)
Side effects
fatigue
Total evaluations
2
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Pamelor)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Ultram)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
No evaluations
Total evaluations
0
Tried for
pain (1)
Treatment name(s)

(Valtrex)
Perceived effectiveness
No evaluations
Side effects
upset stomach
Total evaluations
1
Tried for
encephalitis (1)
  • Major
  • Moderate
  • Slight
  • None
  • Can't tell
  • Severe
  • Moderate
  • Mild
  • None

Data from patients with encephalitis, who reported starting treatments within the last 5 years.
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Who has encephalitis on PatientsLikeMe?


Age
Age Proportion # of patients
<20 2
20s 4
30s 17
40s 31
50s 31
60s 32
70+ 4

Distribution of sex

Sex
Sex Proportion # of patients
Male 27
Female 97

These charts show data from encephalitis patients who have completed their condition history
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