font size

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (Ebola HF) (cont.)

Medical Author:
Medical Editor:

What is the treatment for Ebola hemorrhagic fever?

According to the CDC and others, standard treatment for Ebola hemorrhagic fever is still limited to supportive therapy. Supportive therapy is balancing the patient's fluid and electrolytes, maintaining their oxygen status and blood pressure, and treating such patients for any complicating infections. Any patients suspected of having Ebola hemorrhagic fever should be isolated, and caregivers should wear protective garments. Currently, there is no vaccine or specific treatment for Ebola hemorrhagic fever.

What are complications of Ebola hemorrhagic fever?

Ebola hemorrhagic fever often has many complications; organ failures, severe bleeding, jaundice, delirium, shock, seizures, coma, and death (about 50% to 100% of infected patients). Those patients fortunate enough to survive Ebola hemorrhagic fever still may have complications that may take many months to resolve. Survivors may experience weakness, fatigue, headaches, hair loss, hepatitis, sensory changes, and inflammation of organs (for example, the testicles and the eyes).

Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/21/2014

Patient Comments

Viewers share their comments

Ebola Virus - Origin Question: If you or someone you know has had the Ebola virus, where did you (they) contract it?
Ebola Virus - Symptoms Question: If you or someone you know had Ebola, what were the signs or symptoms?
Ebola Virus - Treatment Question: What treatments or medications did you receive for Ebola?
Ebola Virus Disease - Prevention Question: What steps have you taken to prevent infection with Ebola virus disease?
Source: MedicineNet.com
http://www.medicinenet.com/ebola_hemorrhagic_fever_ebola_hf/article.htm

Women's Health

Find out what women really need.

advertisement
advertisement
Use Pill Finder Find it Now See Interactions

Pill Identifier on RxList

  • quick, easy,
    pill identification

Find a Local Pharmacy

  • including 24 hour, pharmacies

Interaction Checker

  • Check potential drug interactions
Search the Medical Dictionary for Health Definitions & Medical Abbreviations