Basic Summary for Encephalitis


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Main name of condition: Encephalitis


What is Encephalitis?
  Brief description of Encephalitis: Dangerous infection of the brain
  Parent types of Encephalitis: Viral diseases, Bacterial diseases, Brain conditions, Brain infection
  Organs Affected by Encephalitis: brain
  Types of Encephalitis: Viral Encephalitis, Bacterial Encephalitis, Primary encephalitis, Secondary encephalitis, Japanese encephalitis, Murray Valley encephalitis
How serious is Encephalitis?
  Prognosis of Encephalitis: The prognosis for encephalitis varies. Some cases are mild, short and relatively benign and patients have full recovery. Other cases are severe, and permanent impairment or death is possible. The acute phase of encephalitis may last for 1 to 2 weeks, with gradual or sudden resolution of fever and neurological symptoms. Neurological symptoms may require many months before full recovery. 1
  Complications of Encephalitis: see complications of Encephalitis
What causes Encephalitis?
  Class of Condition for Encephalitis: viral, bacterial
  Causes of Encephalitis: see causes of Encephalitis
What are the symptoms of Encephalitis?
  Symptoms of Encephalitis: see symptoms of Encephalitis
How is it treated?
  Treatments for Encephalitis: see treatments for Encephalitis
Society issues for Encephalitis
  Hospitalization statistics for Encephalitis: The following are statistics from various sources about hospitalizations and Encephalitis:
  • 0% (3) of hospital consultant episodes were for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 100% of hospital consultant episodes for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 67% of hospital consultant episodes for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 19 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 36 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33% of hospital consultant episodes for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0001% (66) of hospital bed days were for mosquito-borne viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% (5) of hospital consultant episodes were for tick-borne viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 80% of hospital consultant episodes for tick-borne viral encephalitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 40% of hospital consultant episodes for tick-borne viral encephalitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for tick-borne viral encephalitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 25% of hospital consultant episodes for tick-borne viral encephalitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 5 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for tick-borne viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for tick-borne viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 33 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for tick-borne viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 60% of hospital consultant episodes for tick-borne viral encephalitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for tick-borne viral encephalitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% of hospital consultant episodes for tick-borne viral encephalitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0% (20) of hospital bed days were for tick-borne viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.0035% (443) of hospital consultant episodes were for unspecified viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 74% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified viral encephalitis required hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 55% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified viral encephalitis were for men in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 45% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified viral encephalitis were for women in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 82% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified viral encephalitis required emergency hospital admission in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 14.6 days was the mean length of stay in hospitals for unspecified viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 9 days was the median length of stay in hospitals for unspecified viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 30 was the mean age of patients hospitalised for unspecified viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 54% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified viral encephalitis occurred in 15-59 year olds in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 4% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified viral encephalitis occurred in people over 75 in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 1% of hospital consultant episodes for unspecified viral encephalitis were single day episodes in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)
  • 0.009% (4,522) of hospital bed days were for unspecified viral encephalitis in England 2002-03 (Hospital Episode Statistics, Department of Health, England, 2002-03)


Footnotes:
1. excerpt from NINDS Encephalitis and Meningitis Information Page: NINDS

Last revision: May 27, 2003

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