What is a Encephalitis ?

Encephalitis may cause only mild flu-like signs and symptoms — such as a fever or headache — or no symptoms at all. Sometimes the flu-like symptoms are more severe.

Encephalitis is an uncommon but potentially life-threatening inflammation of the brain that can occur in people of all ages.

  • children
  • older adults
  • individuals with weakened immune systems
  • people who live in areas where mosquitoes and ticks are common

Risk Factor

  • older adults
  • children under the age of 1
  • people with weak immune systems


  • High fever
  • Severe headache
  • Stiff neck and back
  • Photophobia 
  • Sonophobia 
  • Vomiting
  • Drowsiness and confusion
  • Seizures
  • Behavioral changes
  • Muscle weakness
  • Partial paralysis
  • Loss of consciousness
Dr. Vivek M. Agrawal has been associated with VIMS HOSPITAL as chief consultant Neurosurgeon/ Spine surgeon since its beginning. Till JULY 2022, he has performed more that 700 Brain and spine surgeries and seen more than 5500 OPD patients. He has been doing regular CMEs and free Camps for the patients benefit.
He is doing all kinds of brain and spine related surgeries including complex vascular surgeries, endoscopic surgeries, minimally invasive spine surgeries