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what was the medication for?
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Yes, you are correct, in general acyclovir is not given twice for more than 30 days
If it did not work in the first 30 days, it is probably not going to work in the next 30 days
They need to consider a different antiviral
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She was hospitalised whilst on holiday in Bulgaria - found collapsed in hotel room - at first was told she had meningitis, then that she was having lots of mini strokes - after lumber puncture/mri was finally diagnosed with herpes simplex encephalitis - they sent us to find the meds as they had nothing like that (rare ) The upshot being that she did not get the intraveinous meds 'till 7 or 8 days after first symptoms (online it says optimum time is getting meds within 2 days of onset. On getting her back to UK all treatment started again but now they don't seem to be doing anything with her, she finished meds 5 days ago and so far they are waiting to have discussions. Can you give me any insight as to the next step - the family know the outlook could be a bit grim but we are not being informed about anything so you can understan we are not very happy. Anything you can add would be appreciated.