Encephalitis

Introduction Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain parenchyma that is usually caused by an infection. The infection can be viral or bacterial in origin, but is most commonly viral. HSV (herpes simplex virus) is...

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Epilepsy

Summary Definitions Seizure – spontaneous uncontrolled abnormal brain activity Epilepsy – a tendency to have seizures. Epilepsy is a symptom, and not a true condition. Epilepsy can be diagnosed after a minimum of 2...

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Extradural Haemorrhage

Extradural Haemorrhage aka Epidural Haematoma Blood collects between the dura mater and the bone of the skull. The dura is stripped away from the skull – indicating a high pressure bleed. On CT and...

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