Walsh & Hoyt: Treatment

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Identifier wh_ch62_p3562_2
Title Walsh & Hoyt: Treatment
Creator Jacqueline Winterkorn, MD, PhD (1947-2015); Rochelle S. Zak, MD
Affiliation (JW) Clinical Professor, Department of Ophthalmlogy, Weill Cornell Medicine; (RSZ) UCSF Medical Center
Subject Encephalitis Lethargica; Treatment
Description There is no consistently effective treatment for the acute stages of EL, in part owing to its rarity and the difficulty making the diagnosis. Nevertheless, some patients experience improvement with intravenous methylprednisolone when the drug is given early in the course of the illness and others respond to apomorphine, a dopaminergic medication. Clearly, supportive care is the most important aspect of management. Patients who develop PEP benefit from the same drugs used to treat PD. Blepharospasm, apraxia of eyelid opening, and oromandibular dystonia can be relieved by injections of botulinum toxin. Finally, convergence insufficiency and other causes of diplopia may be managed with prismatic correction or extraocular muscle surgery, and accommodation insufficiency can be treated with plus lenses.
Date 2005
Language eng
Format application/pdf
Type Text
Source Walsh and Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology, 6th Edition
Relation is Part of Walsh and Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology Walsh and Hoyt's Clinical Neuro-Ophthalmology
Collection Neuro-ophthalmology Virtual Education Library: NOVEL http://NOVEL.utah.edu
Publisher Wolters Kluwer Health, Philadelphia
Holding Institution Spencer S. Eccles Health Sciences Library, University of Utah, 10 N 1900 E SLC, UT 84112-5890
Rights Management Copyright 2005. For further information regarding the rights to this collection, please visit: https://NOVEL.utah.edu/about/copyright
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Setname ehsl_novel_whts
ID 186675
Reference URL https://collections.lib.utah.edu/ark:/87278/s6pc69w5
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