How are enteroviral diseases treated?

Updated: Mar 01, 2018
  • Author: Robert A Schwartz, MD, MPH; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Treatment is as follows:

  • Management is supportive and addresses symptoms (eg, bed rest, analgesics)

  • No antiviral medications are currently approved for the treatment of enterovirus infections

  • Immunoglobulins have been used therapeutically and prophylactically for enteroviral CNS infections in neonates and immunocompromised hosts, with mixed results [8]

  • Abortive and nonparalytic polio can be managed at home, but patients with paralytic polio require hospitalization

See Treatment and Medication for more detail.


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