Encephalitis causes heavy seizures and mental confusion due to severe inflammation and swelling of the brain tissues. The swelling results in unwanted changes to the neurological functions of the brain. It is mainly caused by mumps, HIV, viruses carried by insects and childhood viruses like chickenpox, rubella and measles. Some common symptoms of Encephalitis are Seizures, Irritability, Fatigue – Loss of Energy, Loss of Appetite, Sensitive Eyes, Muscle Stiffness, Nausea, Prolonged Headaches, etc.

Tests for Encephalitis:

  • MRI

  • CT or CAT Scans

  • Spinal Tap [Lumbar Puncture]

  • Blood Tests

  • Sputum Culture

  • Urine/Stool Test