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What drugs are used to treat encephalitis?

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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Jason Adler
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