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Aseptic meningitis Treatments

Aseptic meningitis: Treatments

Some of the possible treatments for Aseptic meningitis from various sources may include:

Treatments for Viral meningitis

The following treatments are listed for Viral meningitis in our knowledge base:

  • Watchful waiting
  • Symptomatic and supportive treatment
  • HSV, varicella and CMV have a specific antiviral therapy; most other viruses do not. For HSV the treatment of choice is acyclovir
  • Treatment is needed for fungal or mycobacterial causes of aseptic meningitis. Herpesvirus/varicella (chicken pox) virus can be treated with anti-viral medicines. Supportive treatment for non-infectious causes consists of pain medications and management of complications, if they occur
  • No specific treatment is available for enteroviral aseptic meningitis

Treatments for Causes of Aseptic meningitis

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Aseptic meningitis:

More causes: not all possible causes for Aseptic meningitis are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Aseptic meningitis.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Aseptic meningitis:

The following list of conditions have 'Aseptic meningitis' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Aseptic meningitis:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Aseptic meningitis' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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