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Encephalitis is inflammation or swelling of the brain. The inflammation is caused either by an infection invading the brain (infectious); or through the immune system attacking the brain in error (post-infectious or autoimmune Encephalitis).
The Encephalitis Society is here to provide support to individuals and families who are living with encephalitis. We also offer comprehensive information about the signs, symptoms and causes of encephalitis in children and adults to people affected and medical professionals as well as helping to lead research into the brain condition.
To live in a world where encephalitis is as rare as it possibly can be given its eradication is unlikely, and that those affected and their families, have access to early diagnosis, excellent management of their condition, timely access to rehabilitation and other forms of social support.
The Encephalitis Society is the operating name of the Encephalitis Support Group which is a registered Charity and Company Limited by Guarantee.
Registered in England and Wales No. 4189027. Registered Office as above. Registered Charity No. 1087843.