Clinical Features

JE disease manifestations can be divided into three stages.

Prodromal Stage : is characterised by

  • Fever

  • Rigors

  • Headache

  • Nausea

  • and Vomiting

An Acute Encephalitic Stage:

Begins by the third to fifth day. The symptoms include:

  • Convulsions

  • Altered sensorium, unconsciousness, coma

  • Mask like face

  • Stiff Neck

  • Muscular Rigidity

  • Tremors in fingers, tongue, eyelids and eyes.

  • Abnormal movements of limbs

  • Speech impairment

A Late Stage: is characterised by

  • the persistance of signs of CNS injury such as,

  • Mental impairment.

  • Increased deep Tendon reflexes

  • Paresis either of the upper or lower motor neuron type.

  • speech impairment

  • Epilepsy, Abnormal movements, Behaviour abnormalities.
Last Updated on:06/05/2014