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Will I be Able to Get Social Security Disability for Encephalitis

Will I be able to get Social Security Disability for encephalitis? You are probably asking this question because you have had this disease, and complications that have resulted from encephalitis and/or other debilitating conditions that you have in addition to it are the reason why you are disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. getting-social-security-benefits Your brain is an amazing and fascinating organ that is the very center of your nervous system. Your brain is what monitors and regulates all of the actions and reactions of your body. Your brain is constantly receiving sensory information. It quickly analyzes this data and acts on it by controlling the functions and actions of your body. Inflammation The literal meaning of encephalitis is “inflammation of the brain”. It is a disease evidenced by inflammation of your brain that in most cases is brought about by a viral infection. Encephalitis is a rare disease. Somewhere around 0.5 per 100,000 people in the United States come down with the disease. However, the believe is that there are many more instances of the disease that go unreported due to the fact that signs and symptoms are extremely mild. Children, the elderly and people who have a weakened immune system are the ones who most often contract encephalitis. Primary or Secondary Encephalitis can be either primary or secondary. It is primary encephalitis when a viral infection starts in your spinal cord and brain. Secondary encephalitis is when a viral infection begins in another area of your body and goes to your brain. A large number of people with encephalitis experience only mild signs and symptoms and make a full recovery from the disease. However, in severe instances, encephalitis may bring about ongoing complications and permanent disability. Possible signs and symptoms include: Loss of energy A general sick feeling (malaise) Irritability Joint pain Personality changes Fever Confusion Disorientation Nausea and vomiting Drowsiness Memory loss A stiff neck A severe headache Poor appetite Hallucinations Convulsions (Seizures) Coma Problems with speech or hearing. As mentioned earlier, encephalitis usually results from a viral infection. Viral infections include arboviruses transmitted by mosquitoes, ticks and other insects, herpes viruses and rabies, which is transmitted by animal bites. Lyme disease and other bacterial infections can cause encephalitis. In addition, people with a weakened immune system can also get encephalitis from parasitic infections, such as toxoplasmosis. Complications Again, you may have had encephalitis. Complications that have resulted from the disease and/or other debilitating conditions that you have along with it have caused you to be disabled, unable to work and in need of financial assistance. You may have applied for the financial assistance you need by applying for Social Security Disability from the Social Security Administration. Were you turned down? Important fact If so, you may intend to reapply or appeal your denial. Before you do, think carefully about this important fact. People who are represented by a disability attorney like the one at, are approved more often than people who do not have a disability attorney fighting for them. The right thing to do is to contact the disability attorney at, and have your case evaluated at no cost or obligation to you. Article written by James Shugart Connect with James on Google+