Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy type 1

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Last Updated: 02 May 2022

Acute necrotizing encephalopathy type 1, also called vulnerability to infection-induced acute encephalopathy 3 or IIAE3, is a rare type of brain disease that happens adhering to a viral infection such as the influenza. Acute necrotizing encephalopathy type 1 typically appears in early stage or early childhood years, although some people do not develop the problem until adolescence or adulthood. People with acute necrotizing encephalopathy type 1 develop areas of damages in certain areas of the brain. The progressive mental retardation and tissue loss causes encephalopathy. About one-third of people with acute necrotizing encephalopathy type 1 do not endure their ailment and succeeding neurological decline. With time, most of these skills might be regained, however the loss of brain tissue is long-term. It is estimated that fifty percent of individuals with acute necrotizing encephalopathy type 1 are vulnerable to recurrent episodes and will have another infection that leads to neurological decrease; some people may have countless episodes throughout their lives. Neurological function aggravates complying with each episode as more brain tissue is damaged.

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