What is Brain Fever and How You Can Recognize It?

Brain fever is an infection which is affected by bacteria or virus, resulting in swelling of brain. This brain fever is also named as Encephalitis. Encephalitis is the form of irritation and inflammation (swelling) of the brain that is caused by infections.

There are two major types of Encephalitis (brain fever): primary and secondary. Primary encephalitis happens when a virus directly infects the brain and even the spinal cord. Secondary encephalitis happens when infection begins elsewhere in the body part and slightly shifts to the brain.

Brain fever (encephalitis) is very rare disease happen, but it is the serious disease that can be dangerous to the life. Below are the symptoms given for the disease. Consult your doctor immediately if you notice signs of Encephalitis.

Symptoms of Encephalitis:

Symptoms of Encephalitis

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The symptoms of encephalitis can vary from mild to severe.

Mild symptoms may include:

  • Laziness or fatigue
  • Headache
  • Vomiting
  • Fever
  • Stiff neck

Severe (harsh) Symptoms Comprise:

  • 103°F fever or higher
  • Irritability
  • Drowsiness or sleepiness
  • Sensitivity to light
  • Slower movements
  • Confusion
  • Hallucination
  • Unconsciousness
  • Coma

Infants and young kids show diverse symptoms. Immediately call a doctor, if your kid is experiencing the following symptoms:

  • Poor appetite
  • Vomiting
  • Body stiffness
  • Constant crying
  • Bulging Fontanel (soft stain in the scalp)
   
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