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Can viral encephalitis reoccur after treatment?

Dear Sir, My son (8 years old) was badly sick, he was hospitalized in French Medical Institute for Children (FMIC) on 13 July here in Kabul Afghanistan. Based on their checkup and medical examination , the doctor said your son is affected by Viral Encephalitis. After treatment, on 18 July he shifted to home back. He is doing well now, however, I am worrying about future complication as I learned from one of the doctor he said “in some patient, the virus can react in future” I want to make sure that he is recovered fully and the virus are eliminated completely. Unfortunately, here in Kabul there is no laboratory to test and report status of virus as such. I am therefore looking for your assistance kind advice. Best regards, Yousaf
Wed, 22 Apr 2015
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Hi there,
The Pathogen of Viral encephalitis most common in your region and the one that responds to treatment is Herpes Simplex Virus. In one study documented in Journal of Neurology 2006 Feb 253;(2), 3 out of 26 patients treated with acyclovir had a relapse of encephalitis. Therefore the answer to your question is, it may relapse. In any signs or symptoms suggestive of the disease prompt medical advise should be sought.
Wishing all the best,
Dr. Nauman Wazir
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