Acute Encephalitis or “Chamki Bukhar” : “A death trap for Underprivileged children”
Nowadays in some regions of Bihar Acute Encephalitis cause over Hundreds of death of children.It is a very serious matter because this disease is responsible for every year many deaths in children during mid summer. So let figure out what is the cause of this disease and why it is so lethal.
What is Acute Encephalitis?
It is a serious neurological condition which cause inflammation of the Central Nervous system of our brain.
Cause of this Disease ?
It can be caused by bacterial , viral, fungal infection in brain or entering some toxic substances. Some research nearly proves that it is more spread in those areas where lichi harvesting is prominent. According to some research a toxic found in Lichi which may cause the AES.
What are the symptoms ?
AES is more lethal and prominent in young children who are less than 10 years old. However a large number of reasons of AES is still undefined.
It is done by collecting sample of CSF of the suspected patient by lumbar puncture.It is also diagnosed by electroencephalography (EEG) and brain imaging tests like MRI and CT scan.
Many patients needs ICU care where doctor watch their Blood pressure, heart rate , breathing etc. Anti-inflammatory drugs like Acetaminophen,Ibuprofen etc are given to the patient. To reduce the swelling of the brain OTC (over the counter) medicines like Acetaminophen are prescribed by doctor to the patients.
Prevention from AES:
Vaccination is advised as the most dependable preventive measure for encephalitis, in addition, wearing long-sleeved clothes, do not take fallen fruits and maintain hygiene.
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