Jan 1, 1984

Severe acute encephalitis--improved outcome after barbiturate treatment?

Scandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
S AndréassonK Alestig

Abstract

Six cases of severe encephalitis due to measles, varicellae, mononucleosis, influenza, rubella and pertussis were treated with high doses of barbiturates in combination with steroids and artificial hyperventilation. Four of the patients also received antiviral therapy. They all survived without neurological sequelae. The use of barbiturates in high doses may be of importance for an improved outcome in patients with severe encephalitis.

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Infectious Mononucleosis
Pertussis
Influenza
Infectious Encephalitis
Chickenpox
Encephalitis
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Mechanical Ventilation
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