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Medline NLM definition: A general term indicating inflammation of the BRAIN and SPINAL CORD, often used to indicate an infectious process, but also applicable to a variety of autoimmune and toxic-metabolic conditions. There is significant overlap regarding the usage of this term and ENCEPHALITIS in the literature.

Encephalitis: information from the NHS website

Encephalitis and Meningoencephalitis: information from Patient UK website

Encephalitis: factsheet from NINDS, the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (US site)

Encephalitis, Herpes Simplex: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

Encephalitis, Japanese: information from NORD, the National Organization for Rare Disorders (US site)

PubMed Medline search on Encephalomyelitis
PubMed Medline
search on Encephalitis

Encephalitis Society
Supports adults and children affected by encephalitis and limbic encephalitis, their families and carers by providing advice and information and working at national level to improve services.

Brain and Spine Foundation
Information on living with a neurological condition and on diagnosis. There are publications and resources. The useful glossary of neurological conditions (under 'Information and support') includes links to some other organisations as well as to Brain and Spine Foundation information.

Neurological Alliance
Collective voice for 80 organisations, including stroke and brain injury. Organisations are listed at https://www.neural.org.uk/our-members/, a good place to start if looking for information on those conditions. Site also includes information about living with a neurological condition, a glossary, and information about onset and diagnosis as well as a small set of real life stories.

NHS Inform: brain, nerves and spinal cord 
NHS inform is Scotland's national health information service, with the aim of providing the people in Scotland with accurate and relevant information to help them make informed decisions about their own health and the health of the people they care for.