About encephalitis periaxialis diffusa

What is encephalitis periaxialis diffusa?

Encephalitis (en-sef-uh-LIE-tis) is inflammation of the brain. There are several causes, including viral infection, autoimmune inflammation, bacterial infection, insect bites and others. Sometimes there is no known cause.

Encephalitis may cause only mild flu-like signs and symptoms — such as a fever or headache — or no symptoms at all. Sometimes the flu-like symptoms are more severe. Encephalitis can also cause severe symptoms including confusion, seizures, or problems with movement or with senses such as sight or hearing.

In some cases, encephalitis can be life-threatening. Prompt diagnosis and treatment are important because it's difficult to predict how encephalitis will affect each individual

What are the symptoms for encephalitis periaxialis diffusa?

Schilder's disease often happens right after an infectious illness. It might start with an overall feeling of discomfort and fever.

What are the causes for encephalitis periaxialis diffusa?

Doctors aren't sure what causes Schilder's disease. Because it usually starts when kids are so young, researchers think there may be a genetic link.

What are the treatments for encephalitis periaxialis diffusa?

The goal is to ease symptoms and keep your body working as smoothly as possible.

What are the risk factors for encephalitis periaxialis diffusa?

Schilder's disease is a rare progressive demyelinating disorder which usually begins in childhood. Schilder's disease is not the same as Addison-Schilder disease (adrenoleukodystrophy). Symptoms may include dementia, aphasia, seizures, personality changes, poor attention, tremors, balance instability, incontinence, muscle weakness, headache, vomiting, and vision and speech impairment. The disorder is a variant of multiple sclerosis. Encephalitis is a brain inflammation that occurs due to an infection such as a virus or bacteria, medication or immune system malfunction. Encephalitis is a rare, often serious condition that requires timely care. Encephalitis causes physical symptoms like fever, headaches and neck pain. It can also affect brain (cognitive) functioning, leading to confusion and behavior changes. In some cases, cognitive encephalitis symptoms linger long after physical symptoms go away. Both conditions are uncommon but severe. Some important differences are that: • Encephalitis occurs in the brain. • Meningitis affects the meninges. This delicate layer of tissue protects the brain and spinal cord.

Is there a cure/medications for encephalitis periaxialis diffusa?

Your doctor may prescribe:

  • Corticosteroids
  • Beta interferon
  • Immunosuppressive drugs
  • Physiotherapy
  • Occupational therapy

Nutritional support through a dietitian could also be suggested.

There's no cure for Schilder's disease, but people respond differently to treatment. Some folks improve greatly, and the disease can go into remission.

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