Encephalitis vs. encephalopathy

22 March 2024

Encephalitis and encephalopathy are acute brain conditions which may lead to acquired brain injury or death. The similarity between these words can be traced back to the ancient Greek ‘encephalo’ which means ‘pertaining to the brain’. However, there are some key differences. Encephalitis is an inflammation or swelling of the brain, usually caused by viral […]

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