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Are antiviral medications successful in fighting herpes induced encephalitis?

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In brief: Hopefully yes

Critical is an early diagnosis and immediate use of such drugs.
Outcomes these days are far better with modern treatment, but as noted, time is of the essence.

In brief: Hopefully yes

Critical is an early diagnosis and immediate use of such drugs.
Outcomes these days are far better with modern treatment, but as noted, time is of the essence.
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Dr. Bennett Machanic
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Dr. Soren Singel
Neurosurgery

In brief: Yes

Yes, life saving, but only when started very early in the cause of the disease.

In brief: Yes

Yes, life saving, but only when started very early in the cause of the disease.
Dr. Soren Singel
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Dr. Robert Kwok
Pediatrics

In brief: Yes

Antiviral medications such as Acyclovir or gancyclovir can be successful in treating herpes encephalitis, especially if started early in the illness.
Anti-seizure medications and corticosteroids are added to the treatment plan, if necessary.

In brief: Yes

Antiviral medications such as Acyclovir or gancyclovir can be successful in treating herpes encephalitis, especially if started early in the illness.
Anti-seizure medications and corticosteroids are added to the treatment plan, if necessary.
Dr. Robert Kwok
Dr. Robert Kwok
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