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Encephalitis International

What is encephalitis?

Encephalitis is an inflammation of the brain. It is caused either by an infection invading the brain (infectious encephalitis) or through the immune system attacking the brain in error (post-infectious or autoimmune encephalitis).

500K

People are affected by encephalitis globally each year

78%

of people across the world do not know what encephalitis is

111M

People reached during our 2023 World Encephalitis Day campaign

Your Stories

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Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis Lived Experience - Rachael M's Story

Rachael's story of her anti-NMDAR encephalitis experience from the acute stage to recovery.

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Influenza Encephalitis Lived Experience- Audrey B's Story

Audrey's mum talks about how Audrey had encephalitis when she was just 4 years old and shares her experience of the flu like symptoms.

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Anti-LGi1 Autoimmune Encephalitis Lived Experience- Juliette's Story

Juliette's lived experience of anti-LGI1 autoimmune encephalitis from initial symptoms to recovery.

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One person is diagnosed with encephalitis every minute.

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The above number reflects how many people have been diagnosed so far this year.
Support us so they don’t have to face that diagnosis alone.

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One person is diagnosed with encephalitis every minute, and life for them and their family will never be the same again. Make a donation today and help us build a world without death and disability from encephalitis.

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Upcoming Events

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My Brain and Medicine - Cleveland, US

Please note this is an FREE in-person event for patients and their families.  22nd July 2024, 13.00-18.00 Venue: Cleveland Clinic Administrative Campus Building 4 3175 Science Park Drive Beachwood, OH 44122 United States PROGRAMME 13.00- 13.30                Registration 13.30 – 13.35               Welcome address […]

22 July 2024
Cleveland Clinic Administrative Campus Building 4, 3175 Science Park Drive, Beachwood, OH 44122
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My Brain : My Story : My Family

Please note this is a hybrid event. We would love you to join us in Newcastle, England or virtually at My Brain : My Story : My Family this October. This hybrid event is for anyone who wants to listen to the experiences of people who have been directly or indirectly affected by encephalitis. There […]

12 October 2024
2 Sandyford Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 8SB
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Encephalitis 2024 - Registration

2nd and 3rd December 2024 Royal College of Physicians, London and virtually Registrations are now open! Book your tickets here   ENCEPHALITIS 2024 is an excellent forum for physicians, scientists, researchers, and healthcare professionals to exchange ideas, knowledge and clinical experience relating to encephalitis. You can join us in-person at the Royal College of Physicians, […]

2 December 2024
3 December 2024
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