Encephalitis

Micro-organism

Herpes simplex

Herpes zoster

Duration

14-21 days (if confirmed)

Notes
  • Discuss urgently with Infection Unit or Medical Microbiology.
  • Send CSF and respiratory secretions (or nose and throat swabs in viral transport medium) and faeces.
Encephalitis

IV Aciclovir 10mg/kg 8 hourly

Dose adjustment required in renal impairment