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Viral meningitis or encephalitis or meningoencephalitis

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Schizophrenia - Viral meningitis or encephalitis or meningoencephalitis Factor

Last reviewed for CCPS 16 December 2009.

Preliminary questions [41223]

41237 there is some evidence that viral meningitis, encephalitis or meningoencephalitis may be a factor in the development of the condition under consideration.

41330 the veteran has had viral meningitis, encephalitis or meningoencephalitis at some time.

41332 the veteran had viral meningitis, encephalitis or meningoencephalitis before the age of 16 years.

41333

where the veteran had viral meningitis, encephalitis or meningoencephalitis before the age of 16 years, the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred within the fifteen years following that infection.

41334

the viral meningitis, encephalitis or meningoencephalitis which the veteran had before the age of 16 years, and the clinical onset of the condition under consideration occurred within the fifteen years following that infection, is an illness or injury which is identifiable.

41331the veteran has established the causal connection between viral meningitis, encephalitis or meningoencephalitis and operational service for the clinical onset of schizophrenia.

Clinical onset and operational service [41331]

41335the identified illness or injury, a type of viral meningitis, encephalitis or meningoencephalitis, is causally related to operational service.