Severe acute encephalitis--improved outcome after barbiturate treatment?

@article{Andreasson1984SevereAE,
  title={Severe acute encephalitis--improved outcome after barbiturate treatment?},
  author={Sten O. L. Andreasson and Lars Larsson and Tomas Bergstr{\"o}m and Kjell Alestig},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of infectious diseases},
  year={1984},
  volume={16 1},
  pages={25-7}
}
Six cases of severe encephalitis due to measles, varicellae, mononucleosis, influenza, rubella and pertussis were treated with high doses of barbiturates in combination with steroids and artificial hyperventilation. Four of the patients also received antiviral therapy. They all survived without neurological sequelae. The use of barbiturates in high doses… CONTINUE READING