Childhood Diseases

Question
Posted by: Jason Hobbs | 2010/05/26

Q.

encephalitis

Morning,

i had encephalitis when i was a child and would like to know if the hereditory.

also is there long term effects in adults

thank you for the assistance

Jason Hobbs

Expert's Reply

A.

Paediatrician

Encephalitis is caused by a virus infection of the brain. Once you are over the illness and have not suffered any obvious damage to your nervous system at the time then there should be no long term effects. It is not an hereditary illness.

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