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Medicine For Japanese Encephalitis
The encephalon is considered to be the gray matter of the brain. This is where all the neuron cells are located. If an infection sets in to this region it is called an encephalitis. The -itis ending just means inflammation. It is usually virus infections that like to go specifically to the ...Read more
Encephalitis: Japanese encephalitis is the leading cause of encephalitis in asia with 30, 000-50, 000 cases/year. I. ...Read more
One of my friend got infected with japanese encephalitis and she is semiconscious for last seven days. What to do? She is not gaining consciousness.
Depends: I am assuming of course that your friend is in intensive care at hospital. It may take awhile. Please discuss with doctors caring for your friend as they may be able to update you more. But give it time especially if progress day to day being made. Supportive care is all that can be done in your friend's case. I hope your friend recovers soon hang in there ok. ...Read more
He is 9 yrs. Old and diagnosed as japanese encephalitis. He is in coma since 5 days. Your advice solicited. Is their any threat to life. Pls. Help...
A few suggestions: Not sure where you live, or what is available. Disease can be very nasty, and leave lasting problems, but 9 Y.O. Child has far better chance of full recovery than elderly adult. Would recommend a team comprised of infectious disease specialists, and experienced neurologists. Might do best being treated at famous facility such as boston children's, johns hopkins cmsc, mayo. I hope for recovery. ...Read more
Depends: There are two jev vaccines licensed in the us & available through physicians offices or clinics. One, the je-mb vaccine is no longer in production (2006) & may be in short supply. The other, available for adults >18yo, is the je-vc called Ixiaro & distributed by novartis. A few vaccines are produced in asia but not available in the us. See www. Cdc. Gov/travel for details. ...Read more
How long can cerebral adaema caused due to japanese encephalitis take to cure completely. Please see report here http://goo. Gl/qyyih?
See the link below.: Http://www. Cdc. Gov/japaneseencephalitis/vaccine/index. HtmlGet a more detailed answer ›
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Travelers to endemic countries staying over 1 month in rural areas are candidates to receive vaccine. The vaccine is given in a 3-dose series; the first two doses are given 1 week apart and the third dose 30 days later.
Booster doses are given every 2 years. ...Read more
Travellers to Asia: Certain travellers to asia should get the vaccine and some lab workers who may have increased risk of exposure to the virus. If you are planning travel to asia then check out the cdc website for travel related info and meet with your md or a travel clinic for further information ...Read more
Also: Cdc notes doctor may choose to administer vaccine off-label in children less than 17 years of age. As of february 2013, Ixiaro approved for use in all of europe for children aes 2 months & up, maybe paving the way for use in the usa soon for children. In your child's case unless vacation is for a month in rural area w/ pigs and rice paddies & lots of outdoor time, vaccine not needed. ...Read more
I have a study abroad trip coming up in less that 20 days. I found out about the vaccine for Japanese Encephalitis yesterday. What are my options?
Is the Japanese encephalitis vaccine required for travel to Shiga prefecture, Japan or can I opt out of it?
Unless endemic: Likely you do not need the vaccine but check the online government site of the CDC, and check out their recommendations. ...Read more
Do I need a Japanese Encephalitis vaccine living in Bangkok suburbs? I have gotten bit by many Mosquitos and am freaked out over JE risk
Japanese Encephaliti: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - lists underwhat situations the Japanese Encephalitis vaccine is recommended in Thailand. See: https://wwwnc. Cdc. Gov/travel/destinations/clinician/none/thailand ** you may need to check to see if any cases have been reported in your area. ...Read more
In positive cases hw long can brain swelling takes to cure if caused due to japanese encephalitis. Plz time of full recovery to normal physical motor?
Inappropriate here: The neurological problem you allude to cannot be helped via the internet. See a neurologist. Please. ...Read more
What is the max recommended time between japanese encephalitis vaccines (usually 2 doses 28 days apart)without having to start the vaccine course over?
Go for it: As long as the vaccine was stored properly you don't have to "start over" because of an extended time after dose one. Another very effective approach is that before you go to wherever it is that you're going spray your outer garments that you will be wearing with 0.2% permethrin (Permanone Tick Repellant). After you don the clothes parts of your body will not b covered. That's where u put DEET. 99 ...Read more
3 months post japanese encephalitis frnd is having stiffness in right arm and left leg while awake. But goes while she sleeps? Is this cure able?
Japanese Encephaliti: Hard to say whether or not this is curable. Your friend should report this to her doctor for follow up on her illness. ...Read more
Frnd is suffering for japanese encephalitis. Please see her CT scan report here http://goo. Gl/mqb6o & tell me how long it takes to recover. Plz help.
Arthopod borne encephalitis can be very difficult to treat, and there is potential brain injury which can be permanent. Assuming good outcome, likely about 6-9 months to return to level of prior functioning. Suggest a conference with the treatment team, plans for rehab, and their opinion regarding prognosis.
You are to be praised for your empathy and loyalty. ...Read more
Frnd is suffering from japanese encephalitis and is semiconscious for last 7 days. Here is her CT scan report http://goo. Gl/buoxq when she can b fine?
Yes: I wish they were all this easy to answer ...Read more
Hw long brain swelling aftr japanese encephalitis takes to cure & whn cn v expect maximum recovery? Viral encephalitis is less serious thn bacterial?
Frnd recovrd frm unconscious to conscious withn 40 dys aftr hvng brain edema due to japanese encephalitis. Mri and spect scan r gud. Whn she'll b fine?
Can take a while: Glad to hear your friend woke up from coma. Some patients make remarkable recoveries but it may be a very lengthy process. Should the infection (and associated immune attack on the brain tissue) have caused actual nerve cell or nerve fiber loss, your friend may never make a full recovery. Keep supporting her! Good nutrition - b vitamins and dha help the brain recover. ...Read more
Frnd had brain edema due to japanese encephalitis. Mri & spect scan says no major damage. But recovery is very slow. Not able to speak clearly. Why?
Will tonic water (It has quinine) prevent malaria, Japanese encephalitis and dengue? I will be vacationing in an area where those diseases are endemic
Absolutely not: These mosquito borne diseases are all very serious, in fact potentially fatal. Avoiding the bug-bite is of paramount importance. Get some bug spray, socks, long pants, and netting if outdoors to avoid bites. There are anti-malarial medications available, and a Japanese encephalitis vaccine, but there is nothing so far for dengue. I highly recommend visiting a travel doc before going to these areas ...Read more
Brain edema due to japanese encephalitis, nw she's conscious bt hvng difficulty in swallowing nd hr left limbs r little weak, suggest some exercises.
Consult neuro: There is no sense guessing without a lot more information. Please contact your primary care provider to see how this applies to you. ...Read more
Brain hemorrhage vs unconsciousness caused by brain swelling due to japanese encephalitis, whc is more fatal nd whc cn be recovered to a good level?
Crystal ball: Unconsciousness refers to a state of being which has multiple causes. Most commonly, we are unconscious when we sleep & recover normally every morning. Brain swelling can be relieved surgically or w/drugs. It's possible to recover uneventfully from a bleeding in brain but too many variables eg how much & where, to predict recovery w/o evaluating patient. In other words, ask patient's doctor. ...Read more
Common??: Most encephalitis is triggered by a variety of viruses that have no cure. Supportive meds/fluids can make the patient comfortable with the hope that the immune system will beat it. When the germ is a herpes virus they do have an antiviral that helps but once established is difficult to reverse damage already underway. ...Read more