What is Encephalitis?

The medical name for inflammation and swelling of nervous tissue in the brain is encephalitis. It is often referred to as “head flu” informally. The most frequent cause of this disease is viral infection, but the inflammation may also be caused by bacterial or fungal infections. In some cases, the disorder is asymptomatic, and in others, it can cause distressing behavioral alterations as well as neurological effects such as seizures. Encephalitis that is life-threatening is an unusual occurrence that can be treated as a medical emergency. Meningoencephalitis is a disease that occurs when encephalitis and meningitis coexist.