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    Nurse friends...question for you

    What can you tell me about Herpes Zoster Encephalitis? Apparently my mom is currently in isolation at the hospital with this. I know that it is shingles and that it has caused a secondary brain infection. But what can you tell me about it?

    Be blunt. Honesty and facts work best for me.

    Thanks


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    Encephalitis can cause headaches, confusion and seizures. She would have been put on Acyclovir for it. How long she will be on it and the outcome depends on how long she had it before treatment began. Could there be long lasting side effects? Yes. Again all depends on how fast treatment was started and how she responds.
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    I don't know anything, Kris, but wanted to pop in and let you know I'll be thinking of her and hope that she's able to make a speedy recovery.

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