'I told my boyfriend I thought I was a monkey'
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Encephalitis: 'I told my boyfriend I thought I was a monkey'

Lucy Evans from Aberystwyth had encephalitis, a serious condition that caused her brain to become swollen and led her to experience frightening delusions.

Some types can kill in a matter of days, but a new report has highlighted how many patients are misdiagnosed.

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  • 21 Feb 2019