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Encephalitis

Encephalitis is an acute inflammation of the brain, commonly caused by a viral infection.

Sometimes, encephalitis can result from a bacterial infection, such as bacterial meningitis, or it may be a complication of other infectious diseases like rabies (viral) or syphilis (bacterial).

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