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What is the time period for early treatment of encephalitis?

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Dr. Michael DePietro
Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Critical Care
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Michael DePietro
Dr. Michael DePietro
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Dr. Cindy Juster
Pediatrics
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In brief: It depends.

There are many different causes of encephalitis; some of these causes have specific treatment and others don't.
For anyone with encephalitis, circulatory, respiratory, and nutritional support is vital.

In brief: It depends.

There are many different causes of encephalitis; some of these causes have specific treatment and others don't.
For anyone with encephalitis, circulatory, respiratory, and nutritional support is vital.
Dr. Cindy Juster
Dr. Cindy Juster
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