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Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM)

ADEM usually affects children and begins after a childhood rash, other viral infections or immunisations. A variety of terminologies were used to describe it such as post-viral, post-infectious or para-infectious.Read more

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) in children

Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) usually affects children and begins after a childhood rash (exanthema), other viral infections or immunisations.Read more

Adele Mackinlay

SecretaryRead more

Alan's Story

Alan's wife, Celia, fell ill with a rare form of encephalitis called Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE). Here he shares their story and his reasons for supporting The SocietyRead more

Aliki Chrysochou

Soprano singer Aliki inspired us with her amazing recovery from encephalitis and her journey to the semi-finals of Britain's Got TalentRead more

Alina Ellerington

Projects and Information CoordinatorRead more

Amoebic meningo-encephalitis

Amoebas are single-celled organisms usually found in water, wet soil, rotting vegetation, animals and humans. Although most types are harmless, a few of them such as Acanthamoeba spp., Balamuthia mandrillaris, Naegleria fowleri can produce life-threatening diseases.Read more

Anais' Story

Anaïs, from Dublin, was 15 when she fell ill with encephalitis and her 'brain rewired.' This is her story.Read more

Ana's Story

Ana, from Minnesota, was a happy 10 year-old when she came down with flu-like symptoms. Within days she couldn't eat, write, or wash her hair. She was later diagnosed with Anti-NMDAR Encephalitis.Read more

Andrew Cleaton

Trusts and Foundations CoordinatorRead more

Andrew Pitt

Communications CoordinatorRead more

Annabelle's story

Nearly a year ago, Annabelle was affected by encephalitis. Her parents wanted to do something to mark the occasion and represent the fight that Annabelle and others in a similar situation have to go through.Read more

Annette's Story

Annette, from East Sussex, had heard of encephalitis but didn't know what it was until she fell ill with meningoencephalitis in 2018. Today, she is still discovering what the side effects will be of her illness.Read more

Anti-NMDAR encephalitis

Anti-NMDAR encephalitis is an autoimmune disease that causes psychiatric features, confusion, memory loss and seizures followed by a movement disorder, loss of consciousness and changes in blood pressure, heart rate and temperature.Read more

Apply for a grant

The Encephalitis Society is very active in the field of research by taking part in research, collaborating with researchers and making grants and awards.Read more

At the bedside

Being in hospital can be a very traumatic experience for all involved. Acquired brain injury can be a consequence of encephalitis and it is difficult to appreciate the extent of this in the early stages.Read more

Awards and Competitions

The Encephalitis Society is proud to offer three annual awards/prizes for our valued professional members.Read more

Awareness Volunteer

To provide support to Communication and Fundraising Services of The Encephalitis Society.Read more

Baroness Anne McIntosh of Pickering

Baroness McIntosh knows first-hand of encephalitis and the Society through her role as MP in Thirsk and Malton and after her husband was affected by the condition at the age of 24.Read more