Efficacy of Pulse Steroid Therapy in Acute Viral Encephalopathy (Case Report)
BarÄ±Å Adakli*, Nedim Çekmen and Tolga Tezer
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care, Güven Hospital, Turkey
- *Corresponding Author:
- BarÄ±Å Adakli
Department of Anesthesiology and Intensive Care
Güven Hospital, Hüseyin Rahmi sok 8/6, Turkey
Email: [email protected]
Received Apr 17, 2016; Accepted May 24, 2016; Published May 26, 2016
Citation: Adakli B, Çekmen N, Tezer T (2016) Efficacy of Pulse Steroid Therapy in Acute Viral Encephalopathy (Case Report). J Neurol Disord 4:266. doi:10.4172/2329-6895.1000266
Copyright: © 2016 Adakli B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Viral encephalopathy is a very rare, but a serious neurologic condition. We present a patient who was admitted to our hospital because of drowsiness, memory disturbances, non-compliance, and disorientation. Treatment with methylprednisolone pulse treatment facilitated recovery without severe sequela. Therefore; when acute viral encephalopathy is actually suspected, steroid pulse therapy should be considered during the treatment.