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What drugs are used to treat encephalitis?

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Dr. Jason Adler
23 years experience in Pediatric Critical Care
Treat encephalitis: Treatment of encephalitis depends upon the cause and clinical progression. Usually, the treatment is supportive, as many cases are viral and there is not a specific cure. However, in hsv encephalitis, Acyclovir is used to treat the virus. In certain cases, hospitalization, nutritional support, fever control, antiseizure medication, mechanical ventilation, and corticosteroids may be needed.
Answered on Jul 21, 2014

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