The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 42, Issue 5, pp 141–145 | Cite as

Levo-dopa in patients with post-encephal1tic mental and extra-pyramidal disorder

  • P. N. Biswas
  • S. K. Sarker


Three cases of severe epidemic encephalitis due to Japanese encephalitis virus, showing derangement of higher mental faculties and motor system, were treated with Levo-dopa. A remarkable improvement was observed in the higher mental function and the motor system. Three similar cases are also presented in whom Levo-dopa could not be administered; these cases showed no improvement.


Motor System Japanese Encephalitis Malarial Parasite Japanese Encephalitis Virus Peripheral Smear 
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© Dr. K C Chaudhuri Foundation 1975

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. N. Biswas
    • 1
  • S. K. Sarker
    • 1
  1. 1.Asansol

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