B26.2: Mumps encephalitis

You have mumps. The mumps virus has also spread to your brain.

Mumps is caused by viruses. With mumps, your face swells up in front of and behind your ear. Both sides of your face may be affected. Your face may then be painful. You may also get a fever.

The mumps virus has inflamed your brain. When the brain is inflamed, a person can lose consciousness and get cramp attacks. You may behave and think differently. You may sometimes no longer be able to control your own movements.

Additional indicator

On medical documents, the ICD code is often appended by letters that indicate the diagnostic certainty or the affected side of the body.

  • G: Confirmed diagnosis
  • V: Tentative diagnosis
  • Z: Condition after
  • A: Excluded diagnosis

  • L: Left
  • R: Right
  • B: Both sides

Further information


This information is not intended for self-diagnosis and does not replace professional medical advice from a doctor. If you find an ICD code on a personal medical document, please also note the diagnostic confidence indicator.
Your doctor will assist you with any health-related questions and explain the ICD code to you in a direct consultation if necessary.


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