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What are common drugs currently used to treat encephalitis?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. James Ferguson
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. Jason Adler
Pediatrics - Critical Care

In brief: Treat encephalitis

Treatment of encephalitis depends upon the cause and clinical progression.
For many cases, there is no definite cure. In certain cases, antiviral/antimicrobial medication or steroid medication may be used.

In brief: Treat encephalitis

Treatment of encephalitis depends upon the cause and clinical progression.
For many cases, there is no definite cure. In certain cases, antiviral/antimicrobial medication or steroid medication may be used.
Dr. Jason Adler
Dr. Jason Adler
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