ECHO virus : Treatment

Treatment

ECHO virus infections tend to clear up on their own. No specific antiviral medications are available.

An immune booster called IVIG may help patients with severe ECHO virus infections who have a compromised immune system.

Complications

Complications vary with the site and type of infection. Myocarditis and pericarditis may be fatal while other types of infection improve on their own.

Calling Your Health Care Provider

Call your health care provider if you have symptoms of any of the diseases listed above.


Review Date : 9/3/2008
Reviewed By : D. Scott Smith, M.D., MSc, DTM&H, Chief of Infectious Disease & Geographic Medicine, Kaiser Redwood City, CA & Adjunct Assistant Professor, Stanford University.� Review provided by VeriMed Healthcare Network. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.

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