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Md wants to treat encephalitis. What if I don't?
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Dr. Rashed Hasan
Pediatrics - Critical Care
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In brief: Encephalitis
Most cases of encephalitis are caused by viral infections.
There are very few viruses that can be treated with antimicrobial agents such as Acyclovir for herpes group of viruses. Some ricketssial infections can also be treated. Treatment is usually supportive. Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) is a serious disease. I would follow the recommendations of the treating physicians.

In brief: Encephalitis
Most cases of encephalitis are caused by viral infections.
There are very few viruses that can be treated with antimicrobial agents such as Acyclovir for herpes group of viruses. Some ricketssial infections can also be treated. Treatment is usually supportive. Encephalitis (inflammation of the brain) is a serious disease. I would follow the recommendations of the treating physicians.
Dr. Rashed Hasan
Dr. Rashed Hasan
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Dr. Ankush Bansal
Internal Medicine
In brief: See below
Untreated encephalitis can lead to severe confusion, seizures, detrimental effects on the senses depending what part of the brain is most affected, and death.

In brief: See below
Untreated encephalitis can lead to severe confusion, seizures, detrimental effects on the senses depending what part of the brain is most affected, and death.
Dr. Ankush Bansal
Dr. Ankush Bansal
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