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What is the time period for early treatment of encephalitis?

What is the time period for early treatment of encephalitis?

Before coma: Patients with the most common cause of sporadic encephalitis do best if treated with a specific antiviral agent called Acyclovir before they lapse into unconsciousness. Other form of encephalitis do not have specific treatment and treatment is mostly supportive. ...Read more

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Dr. Chevies Newman
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Premature (Definition)

Very premature is a condition in which a baby is delivered between 28 and 31 weeks' gestation. Depending on how premature, how sick, and how lucky or unlucky a baby is, he can get brain problems, cerebral palsy, blindness, deafness, developmental problems, learning disabilities, severe lung diseases, infection and loss of some intestines, etc... Babies who are only moderately premature usually ...Read more


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What is the treatment for encephalitis lethargica?

Encephalitis letharg: http://www.ninds.nih.gov/disorders/encephalitis_lethargica/encephalitis_lethargica.htm

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What is the treatment for tick borne encephalitis?

What is the treatment for tick borne encephalitis?

See below: Generally speaking, the first treatment, if the agent is a bacterial one, is to treat with appropriate antibiotics; but if viral, then if encephalitis occurs, supportive care is performed which can involve intensive care sometimes requiring mechanical ventilation. But often severe sequela result with neurological problems that persist if the person survives. ...Read more

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Does NMDA receptor encephalitis have anything to do with peripheral neuropathy pain? What are the tests for encephalitis? Treatment?

Does NMDA receptor encephalitis have anything to do with peripheral neuropathy pain? What are the tests for encephalitis?  Treatment?

No: Nmda encephalitis is rare and life threatening. No relation to peripheral neuropathy. There is a specific blood test for nmda encephalitis . Treatment is supportive. ...Read more

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How often does encephalitis cause such damage that speech and physical therapy is needed?

How often does encephalitis cause such damage that speech and physical therapy is needed?

Depends: It depends on the cause of encephalitis, its severity, location and timing of intervention. If the areas of the brain that are responsible for speech and limb movements are involved, there will be deficits that will require speech and physical therapy started. ...Read more

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Encephalitis from west nile virus. What is death rate/cute rate? What treatments are available

Encephalitis from west nile virus. What is death rate/cute rate? What treatments are available

Hard to say: Some studies have quoted mortality from neuroinvasive cases of wnv ~5%, but this must be a huge overestimate. Maybe 3 in 1000 of all cases are severe (or neuroinvasive), so you might guess less than 1 in 5000 cases die. Most of the deaths appear to come in the elderly, chronically ill or immunosuppressed. Treatment is mainly supportive (including intubation & ventilation in severe cases). ...Read more

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14may2013: diagnosed with D3 spinal tb. Have been on meds since then. My doc says 18months treatment. I want to know is the time period justified?

14may2013: diagnosed with D3 spinal tb. Have been on meds since then. My doc says 18months treatment. I want to know is the time period justified?

Treatment time: Treatment of pott's disease is unclear. Some say 6-9 months, 9-12 months or 18 months. I am sure your doctor is aware that the shorter treatment time have shown some recurrence and since the bug has been exposed to antibiotics, they get resistant. Doctors want complete treatment and eradication of disease without risk of recurrence and resistance and that is what your doctor wants. ...Read more

Dr. Tatiana Falcone
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Encephalitis (Definition)

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