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How to treat viral encephalitis?

Sir, I am from kolkata, my father is having fever fro past 30 days after treatment of viral enchiphilatis.
he has been given lot of antibotics but no recovery, his total count reached 15400 and CRP 34, docter started monocef 2mg iv injection twice daily for 5 days, during that period there was no fever, but after 1 day of completion of the course he is again having mild fever of 100 and WBC has again gone from 8600 to 10500
please help me in this.
Thu, 31 Jul 2014
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Welcome to Healthcaremagic.
No antibiotics can kill viruses. It only needs supoortive treatments and prevention of secondary infections. If it is herpes viral encephalitis, acyclovir has a role.
Stay adhered to the opinion of the treating physician always.
Thank you very much. All the best.
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