What are the supportive care options for herpes simplex encephalitis (HSE)?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Wayne E Anderson, DO, FAHS, FAAN; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Supportive care in patients with HSE includes the following:

  • Airway, breathing, circulatory support

  • Nutritional and fluid support

  • Universal precautions

  • Monitoring for increase intracranial pressure and seizures

  • Admission to ICU as needed

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.

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