Is viral encephalitis serious and life-threatening?

Most patients with viral encephalitis can generally be cured without sequelae after early and aggressive clinical intervention.
In some patients, the disease is severe and can progress rapidly leading to persistent epilepsy and intracranial hypertension, causing respiratory and circulatory failure and threatening the patient’s life. Some patients have irreversible damage to the brain parenchyma due to virus invasion, causing a series of neurological symptoms such as persistent status epilepticus and limb movement disorders. Therefore, early and timely antiviral treatment and symptomatic supportive treatment are extremely important.

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