In the UK there is a study that will tell us if a new treatment will help people with herpes simplex virus (HSV) encephalitis.

Encephalitis means swelling of the brain. It can be very severe, often leaving those affected with a brain injury, and in some cases it can be life-threatening. So it has a devastating impact on patients and their loved ones. However, research in encephalitis is often not done.

HSV encephalitis is the most commonly identified type of encephalitis in the UK. Doctors have been wondering for many years if a commonly used drug that reduces swelling called Dexymethasone will help patients with HSV encephalitis.

We need 100 hospitals to sign up to this study. Can you help us?

Download the below posters to help us recruit more hospitals to the trial - one can be put up in noticeboards at hospitals the other you can take to your next hospital appointment. 

Hospital Poster

Flyer for Medical Appointments

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