Encephalitis

Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain parenchyma that is usually caused by a viral infection. Aetiology Encephalitis is usually viral in origin. Causative organisms include: Echoviruses Coxsackie Mumps Herpes simplex – This often causes...

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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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