A Novel Approach to Facilitate Arousal Following Infectious Encephalitis in Acute Setup – A Case Report
Keywords:Case report, Early rehabilitation, Functional therapy, Parenchymal disorders of brain, Task oriented
Encephalitis is the inflammatory disease of brain parenchyma that manifests with a spectrum of disorders including altered consciousness, impaired cognition, associated neurological impairments, aphasia, behavioral abnormalities leading to an increase in economic burden as well as delayed prognosis. However, initiating early rehabilitation to promote arousal that is task based and has associated personal salience to the patient can pay way to early arousal and shorter length of stay in acute unit. We developed a subject specific integrated multisensory stimulation technique (SSIMS) to facilitate arousal following encephalitis in acute setup. We observed improvement on Glasgow’s coma scale and Coma recovery scale following 7 days of intervention. Early task based functional therapy to target arousal along with conventional therapy can pay way to better outcomes.
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