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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903511/fatal-deer-tick-virus-infection-in-maine
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Catherine E Cavanaugh, Paul L Muscat, Sam R Telford, Heidi Goethert, William Pendlebury, Susan P Elias, Rebecca Robich, Margret Welch, Charles B Lubelczyk, Robert P Smith
Deer tick virus (DTV), a genetic variant (lineage II) of Powassan virus, is a rare cause of encephalitis in North America. We report a fatal case of DTV encephalitis following a documented bite from an Ixodes scapularis tick and the erythema migrans rash associated with Lyme disease.
September 15, 2017: Clinical Infectious Diseases: An Official Publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892964/dengue-haemorrhagic-encephalitis-rare-case-report-with-review-of-literature
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Aditya Singh Kutiyal, Chetanya Malik, Gitika Hyanki
Dengue is an endemic arboviral infection prevalent especially in tropical countries including Southern and Southeast Asia. Central Nervous System (CNS) involvement in dengue infection is uncommon. Haemorrhagic encephalitis is a rare presentation in dengue. This is a case of a 58-year-old male who presented with fever, petechial rash and altered sensorium. Dengue serology IgM was reactive and MRI brain was suggestive of haemorrhagic encephalitis. Patient was managed in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) but eventually succumbed to his illness...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756983/morphological-characteristics-of-fatal-pediatric-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-a-clinicopathological-study-with-related-receptors-of-ev71
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Yong-Yao Gu, Ke Shi, Sha Yao, Xia Yang, Yu-Hui Liu, Lan Tang, Yi-Wu Dang, Gang Chen, Zhen-Bo Feng, Hong-Bo Pan
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the pathological features of fatal pediatric hand foot and mouth disease (HFMD). METHODS: The histopathological features of HFMD were first summarized from literature, and then confirmed by in-house autopsies. Furthermore, immunohistochemistry was conducted to detect the distribution and expression level of two enterovirus 71 (EV71) receptors scavenger receptor class B, member 2 (SCARB2), and P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL1) in the samples of autopsies...
July 6, 2017: Pathology, Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744856/age-has-a-role-in-driving-host-immunopathological-response-to-alphavirus-infection
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REVIEW
Yi-Hao Chan, Lisa F P Ng
Alphaviruses are a group of arthropod-borne pathogens capable of causing a wide spectrum of clinical symptoms, ranging from milder symptoms like rashes, fever and polyarthralgia, to life-threatening encephalitis. This genus of viruses is prevalent globally, and can infect patients across a wide age range. Interestingly, disease severity of virus-infected patients is wide-ranging. Definitions of the pathogenesis of alphaviruses, as well as the host factors influencing disease severity, remain limited. The innate and adaptive immune systems are important host defences against alphavirus infections...
July 26, 2017: Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720215/autoimmune-meningitis-and-encephalitis-in-adult-onset-still-disease-case-report
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Milena Bożek, Magdalena Konopko, Teresa Wierzba-Bobrowicz, Grzegorz Witkowski, Grzegorz Makowicz, Halina Sienkiewicz-Jarosz
INTRODUCTION: Adult-onset Still disease (AOSD) is a rare systemic inflammatory disease of unknown cause. Its symptoms usually include persistent fever, fugitive salmon-colored rash, arthritis, sore throat (not specific), but it may also lead to internal organs' involvement, which presents with enlargement of the liver and spleen, swollen lymph nodes, carditis or pleuritis - potentially life-threatening complications. In rare cases, AOSD can cause aseptic meningitis or/and encephalitis...
July 8, 2017: Neurologia i Neurochirurgia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700066/encephalitis-associated-with-inappropriate-antidiuretic-hormone-secretion-due-to-chikungunya-infection-in-recife-state-of-pernambuco-brazil
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Norma Lucena-Silva, Maria Elisa Lucena Sales de Melo Assunção, Frederico Antônio Pereira Ramos, Fernanda Azevedo, Ronaldo Lessa, Marli Tenório Cordeiro, Carlos Alexandre Antunes de Brito
The symptoms of chikungunya virus (CHIKV) infection include fever, headache, muscle aches, skin rash, and polyarthralgia, characterized by intense pain, edema, and temporary functional impairment. This is the first report of encephalitis caused by CHIKV infection associated with an atypical presentation of syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone secretion, evolving to cognitive impairment and apraxia of speech.
May 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28700065/encephalitis-associated-with-the-chikungunya-epidemic-outbreak-in-brazil-report-of-2-cases-with-neuroimaging-findings
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Licia Pacheco Pereira, Rafaela Villas-Bôas, Stephanie Suzanne de Oliveira Scott, Paulo Ribeiro Nóbrega, Manoel Alves Sobreira-Neto, José Daniel Vieira de Castro, Bruno Cavalcante, Pedro Braga-Neto
Chikungunya, an alphavirus infection presenting with fever, rash, and polyarthritis, is most often an acute febrile illness. Neurologic complications of chikungunya infection have been reported. Here we report the clinical and neuroimaging data of 2 patients with chikungunya-associated encephalitis during the recent Brazilian epidemic.
May 2017: Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680463/diagnosis-and-treatment-of-herpes-simplex-1-virus-infection-in-pregnancy
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REVIEW
Rachel Lee, Manju Nair
A nulliparous woman presented at 21 weeks' gestation with a 72-h history of a rash on her left arm. Initially isolated to the forearm, it had quickly spread, becoming multiple itchy fluid-filled blisters. Blood tests showed mild neutrophilia and raised CRP. Skin swabs demonstrated the presence of herpes simplex virus type 1 (HSV1) DNA. There was no history of previous HSV1 exposure. There is scant literature on uncomplicated cutaneous HSV1 since the majority is oral/genital. The incidence of transmission varies and is dependent on site of infection and immunological status...
June 2017: Obstetric Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615901/varicella-zoster-virus-infection-of-the-central-nervous-system-10-year-experience-from-a-tertiary-hospital-in-south-india
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Ronald Albert Benton Carey, Vignesh Kumar Chandiraseharan, Anitha Jasper, Tunny Sebastian, Chrusolitha Gujjarlamudi, Sowmya Sathyendra, Anand Zachariah, Asha Mary Abraham, Thambu David Sudarsanam
INTRODUCTION: Varicella zoster virus is an exclusively human neurotrophic virus. The primary infection with the virus causes varicella. The virus remains latent in nervous tissue and upon secondary activation causes a variety of syndromes involving the central nervous system (CNS) including meningoencephalitis and cerebellitis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, we looked at the epidemiology, clinical and laboratory features, and outcomes of patients who were admitted with varicella zoster of the CNS from 2005 to 2014...
April 2017: Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577289/immunoglobulin-responsive-chikungunya-encephalitis-two-case-reports
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Stephanie Suzanne de O Scott, Pedro Braga-Neto, Lícia Pacheco Pereira, Paulo Ribeiro Nóbrega, Francisco de Assis Aquino Gondim, Manoel Alves Sobreira-Neto, Claudia Carvalho Mendes Schiavon
Chikungunya virus is an alphavirus transmitted by the mosquito Aedes, mainly Aedes aegypti and Aedes albopictus, that can cause acute illness, mostly self-limited, characterized by fever, maculopapular rash, and disabling polyarthritis/arthralgia, with an incubation period of 1 to 12 days. Chikungunya was largely regarded as a non-fatal and self-limited disease, but recently, serious cases have been reported including some with severe involvement of the nervous system, such as meningoencephalitis, myelitis, polyradiculitis, and polyradiculoneuropathy...
June 2, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560630/diplopia-as-isolated-presentation-of-varicella-zoster-central-nervous-system-reactivation
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Cosmo Del Borgo, Valeria Belvisi, Maria Beatrice Valli, Antonio Currà, Irene Pozzetto, Massimiliano Sepe, Claudio Maria Mastroianni
Here, we report a patient who developed diplopia secondary to a right cranial nerve III and IV palsy, as well as fever and headache. Cerebrospinal fluid analysis (CSF) showed high varicella-zoster virus (VZV)-DNA viral load (>300,000,000 copies/ml). VZV antibodies in CSF was ≥1:16. Diagnosis of neurological reactivation of VZV infection was made without the presence of characteristic vesicular rash. Quantitative real-time PCR for VZV and intrathecal dosage of VZV IgM and IgG should be performed in cases suspected for viral encephalitis and also in all patients with not otherwise attributable cranial nerve lesions...
May 30, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489127/genotype-1-of-human-parvovirus-b19-in-clinical-cases
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Maria Isabel de Oliveira, Ana Maria Sardinha Afonso, Suely Pires Curti, Patrícia Evelin Silva, Tamyris Fernanda Barbosa, Elian Reis Silva, Cristina Adelaide Figueiredo
Introduction: Virus surveillance strategies and genetic characterization of human parvovirus B19 (B19V) are important tools for regional and global control of viral outbreak. In São Paulo, Brazil, we performed a study of B19V by monitoring the spread of this virus, which is an infectious agent and could be mistakenly reported as a rash and other types of infection. Method: Serum samples were subjected to enzyme immunoassay, real time polymerase chain reaction, and sequencing...
March 2017: Revista da Associação Médica Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460866/an-unusual-presentation-of-varicella-zoster-virus-with-acute-cerebellitis-and-siadh-without-a-rash
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Michal Lubomski, Lauren Brown, Romesh Markus
We report a case of varicella-zoster virus (VZV) infection with acute cerebellitis and encephalitis with associated Syndrome of Inappropriate Antidiuretic Hormone Secretion (SIADH) in an elderly man presenting with acute cerebellar ataxia without antecedent rash. Cerebrospinal fluid examination (CSF) revealed a mononuclear pleocytosis, high protein, normal glucose, positive for VZV polymerase chain reaction (PCR). Early acyclovir treatment is beneficial for acute VZV cerebellitis. Clinicians should consider infectious Central Nervous System (CNS) causes for presentations of acute cerebellar ataxia in adult patients, particularly if there is an accompanying clouded sensorium...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417331/use-of-high-dose-oral-valacyclovir-during-an-intravenous-acyclovir-shortage-a-retrospective-analysis-of-tolerability-and-drug-shortage-management
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Milena M McLaughlin, Sarah H Sutton, Ashley O Jensen, John S Esterly
INTRODUCTION: In late 2011, a shortage of IV acyclovir led to the need to empirically substitute high-dose oral valacyclovir (HDVA) to conserve IV acyclovir for patients with confirmed herpes simplex virus (HSV) meningitis or encephalitis. This report describes the management of the most recent national IV acyclovir shortage by the Antimicrobial Stewardship Program (ASP) at Northwestern Memorial Hospital (NMH), Chicago, IL, USA, and the use of HDVA. Secondarily, we assessed the safety and tolerability of HDVA as an alternate to IV acyclovir during this shortage...
June 2017: Infectious Diseases and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365283/-epidemiological-and-clinical-characteristics-of-infants-admitted-to-hospital-due-to-human-parechovirus-infections-a-prospective-study-in-spain
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Fernando Martín Del Valle, Cristina Calvo, Inés Martinez-Rienda, Amaia Cilla, María P Romero, Ana Isabel Menasalvas, Leticia Reis-Iglesias, Diana Roda, María J Pena, Nuria Rabella, María Del Mar Portugués de la Red, Gregoria Megías, Antonio Moreno-Docón, Almudena Otero, María Cabrerizo
INTRODUCTION: Human parechovirus (HPeV) is one of the recently described picornaviridae viruses that have been associated with fever of unknown origin (FUO), clinical sepsis, gastroenteritis, meningitis, or encephalitis in very young infants. The aim of this study is to describe the epidemiology and clinical features of these viruses. PATIENTS AND METHODS: A prospective multicentre 3-year study was conducted in 12 hospitals in Spain. Out of 850 specimens examined, 47 were positive (5...
March 29, 2017: Anales de Pediatría: Publicación Oficial de la Asociación Española de Pediatría (A.E.P.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219154/-human-enterovirus-infection-status-and-clinical-characteristics-of-274-patients-with-viral-encephalitis-in-henan-province-2011-2012
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H X Ma, J J Pan, Y Li, K Kang, X Y Huang, A G You, B L Xu
Objective: To investigate human enterovirus (HEV) infection and clinical characteristics of viral encephalitis patients in Pingdingshan, Henan Province. Methods: Cerebrospinal fluid specimens and epidemiological information were collected from 274 viral encephalitis patients in the departments of pediatrics and neurology in hospitals in Pingdingshan, Henan Province, from April 2011 to August 2012. Patients with bacterial infections were excluded from the study. Demographic information was collected by questionnaires and clinical information was mainly obtained from hospital examinations...
February 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yu Fang Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Preventive Medicine]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208912/chikungunya-and-myositis-a-case-report-in-brazil
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Hugo Andre Martins, Silvya Nery Bernardino, Camila Cordeiro Santos, Valdenilson Ribeiro Ribas
Chikungunya Virus (CHIKV) is a well-described alpha virus that causes infection in humans. The main symptoms are fever, rash and arthralgia and recently neurological disorders have been reported, in particular encephalitis. It is uncertain whether neurological symptoms are due to persistence of the virus or an ineffective immune response. One rarely described neurologic syndrome is myositis. In this paper, we report the case of a 19-year-old woman with mental confusion and aggressiveness two days after complaints of fever and arthralgia...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28141506/antiviral-activity-of-acid-beta-glucosidase-1-on-enterovirus-71-a-causative-agent-of-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease
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Keiko Nakata, Satoshi Takeda, Atsushi Tanaka, Jimmy Kwang, Jun Komano
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) is a causative agent of hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). EV71 causes fever, rash, diarrhoea and, in some cases, acute encephalopathy/encephalitis, which can be fatal. No specific treatment is currently available for EV71 infection. Here, we conducted a cDNA library screen and identified acid β-glucosidase 1 (GBA1; also known as β-glucocerebrosidase) as an EV71 resistance factor. The anti-EV71 function of GBA1 was verified by gene transduction and knockdown experiments. Cerezyme, a molecular drug used to treat Gaucher's disease and having recombinant human GBA1 as the active ingredient, protected against EV71 infection...
April 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28135303/microrna-and-mrna-transcriptome-profiling-in-primary-human-astrocytes-infected-with-borrelia-burgdorferi
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Timothy Casselli, Humaira Qureshi, Elizabeth Peterson, Danielle Perley, Emily Blake, Bradley Jokinen, Ata Abbas, Sergei Nechaev, John A Watt, Archana Dhasarathy, Catherine A Brissette
Lyme disease is caused by infection with the bacterium Borrelia burgdorferi (Bb), which is transmitted to humans by deer ticks. The infection manifests usually as a rash and minor systemic symptoms; however, the bacteria can spread to other tissues, causing joint pain, carditis, and neurological symptoms. Lyme neuroborreliosis presents itself in several ways, such as Bell's palsy, meningitis, and encephalitis. The molecular basis for neuroborreliosis is poorly understood. Analysis of the changes in the expression levels of messenger RNAs and non-coding RNAs, including microRNAs, following Bb infection could therefore provide vital information on the pathogenesis and clinical symptoms of neuroborreliosis...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28105556/chikungunya-infection-presenting-as-mild-encephalitis-with-a-reversible-lesion-in-the-splenium-a-case-report
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Kadam Nagpal, Puneet Agarwal, Amit Kumar, Rajashekhar Reddi
Chikungunya fever is an Aedes mosquito-transmitted infection caused by chikungunya virus, an RNA virus in the family Togaviridae. The disease is characteristically manifested as fever, arthralgia, and/or rash. Various neurological manifestations like meningoencephalitis, myelitis, and myeloneuropathy have been mentioned in various reports. We present a rare case of chikungunya fever presenting with mild encephalitis with a reversible lesion of the splenium (MERS), which showed complete clinical and radiological recovery...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
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