Encephalitis (Inflammation of the Brain)

Encephalitis (Inflammation of the Brain)

by Carlo Raj, MD, John Fisher, MD

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Encephalitis refers to acute inflammation of the brain. It is most commonly due to a viral infection. Herpes simplex virus, rabies virus and adenorviruses are common causes. Some cases are also due to bacterial infection or autoimmune diseases. Patients present with fever, headache, disturbed consciousness and convulsions.

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  • Videos 8
  • Duration 0:37 h
  • Quiz questions 39
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Your Educators of course Encephalitis (Inflammation of the Brain)

 Carlo Raj, MD

Carlo Raj, MD

You probably know MD Edward Goljan and his Rapid Review Pathology Series. But do you know the "new" Goljan? His name is Carlo Raj and he is currently following his mentor's footsteps by presenting you pathology as you have never experienced before.

Carlo Raj has earned his MD at the Medical University of the Americas (MUA) and continued his medical career as professor of Pathophysiology at the University of Pikeville, Kentucky, and as an international lecturer and author—both assisting MD Edward Goljan and later on his own. Today he is also CEO of Indus Intellect, whose goal it is to spread medical knowledge across the globe.

 John Fisher, MD

John Fisher, MD

Dr. Fisher is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in both Medicine and Infectious Diseases. In his 30 years on the faculty of the Medical College of Georgia he has received 58 teaching awards. He has been recognized regionally by the American College of Physicians for his educational skills with the Annual J. Willis Hurst Teaching Award and nationally by the Infectious Diseases Society of America's Clinical Teacher Award. In April of 2015 he received the Jane F. Deforges Excellence in Medical Education Award at the national meetings of the American College of Physicians in Boston, MA. In light of his receiving this prestigious award, he was advanced from Fellow to Master of the American College of Physicians (MACP). Dr. Fisher is also the author of 61 original publications in refereed journals and 44 book chapters.


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