Dianne Feinstein suffered brain inflammation as complication from shingles, aide confirms

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California Sen. Dianne Feinstein suffered complications from shingles that included encephalitis, or inflammation of the brain, and Ramsay Hunt syndrome, her office confirmed on Thursday.

Feinstein, a Democrat, was diagnosed with shingles in February and was away from the Senate while recovering at home for some three months.

The New York Times first reported earlier Thursday that Feinstein suffered from encephalitis and Ramsay Hunt syndrome -- which affects facial nerves and can cause facial paralysis -- as a result of her shingles.... (Read more)