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Is encephalitis curable with anti-virals?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: It depends

Certain types of encephalitis may be treated, while others cannot.
One example of a treatable encephalitis is caused by herpes virus, which can be treated with an antiviral medication. Even if treated, the neurological outcomes may vary widely because of the injury to the brain caused by inflammation. It helps to know the specific cause of the encephalitis to discuss prognosis.

In brief: It depends

Certain types of encephalitis may be treated, while others cannot.
One example of a treatable encephalitis is caused by herpes virus, which can be treated with an antiviral medication. Even if treated, the neurological outcomes may vary widely because of the injury to the brain caused by inflammation. It helps to know the specific cause of the encephalitis to discuss prognosis.
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