How are seizures caused by viral meningitis treated?

Updated: Jul 17, 2018
  • Author: Cordia Wan, MD; Chief Editor: Niranjan N Singh, MBBS, MD, DM, FAHS, FAANEM  more...
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Seizures should be treated immediately with IV anticonvulsants, such as lorazepam, phenytoin, midazolam, or a barbiturate. Unconscious patients with viral encephalitis may be in nonconvulsive status epilepticus, and EEG is used to reveal and monitor subclinical seizures.


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