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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27936448/flavivirus-transmission-focusing-on-zika
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REVIEW
Nikos Vasilakis, Scott C Weaver
Flaviviruses are among the most diverse viruses with over 85 species recognized. Taxonomically, this genus is one of the 4 recognized genera within the family Flaviviridae. Most flaviviruses of human public health significance, for example, dengue, yellow fever and Zika viruses, are arthropod-borne (arboviruses) and have two evolutionarily and ecologically distinct transmission cycles: a sylvatic transmission cycle, where the virus circulates between zoonotic vertebrate reservoir and amplification hosts and arboreal mosquitoes; and an urban transmission cycle, where the virus circulates between humans and peridomestic Aedes spp...
December 6, 2016: Current Opinion in Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933051/short-interfering-rna-inhibits-rift-valley-fever-virus-replication-and-degradation-of-protein-kinase-r-in-human-cells
#2
Bonto Faburay, Juergen A Richt
Rift Valley fever virus (RVFV) is a mosquito-borne zoonotic pathogen causing severe outbreaks in humans and livestock in sub-Saharan Africa and the Arabian Peninsula. Human infections are characterized by fever, sometimes leading to encephalitis, retinitis, hemorrhagic fever, and occasionally death. There are currently no fully licensed vaccines or effective therapies for human use. Gene silencing mediated by double-stranded short interfering RNA (siRNA) is a sequence-specific, highly conserved mechanism in eukaryotes, which serves as an antiviral defense mechanism...
2016: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27932640/complete-genome-sequence-of-a-genotype-iii-japanese-encephalitis-virus-isolated-from-pigs-in-sichuan-china
#3
Yuancheng Zhou, Xiuping Zhuo, Jianqiang Ye, Yuhan Cai
A complete genomic sequence of Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) was detected by viral metagenome analysis on aborted piglets. A phylogenetic analysis of this genome reveals that it is highly similar to previously reported India JEV genomes. The complete JEV sequence is 10,718 nucleotides long.
December 8, 2016: Genome Announcements
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930721/both-cerebral-and-hematopoietic-deficiencies-in-ccr2-result-in-uncontrolled-herpes-simplex-virus-infection-of-the-central-nervous-system-in-mice
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Rafik Menasria, Coraline Canivet, Jocelyne Piret, Jean Gosselin, Guy Boivin
CCR2 is a chemokine receptor expressed on the surface of blood leukocytes, particularly «Ly6Chi» inflammatory monocytes and microglia. Signaling through this receptor is thought to influence the immune activity of microglia as well as monocytes egress from the bone marrow (BM) and their trafficking into the central nervous system (CNS) in several neurological diseases. During experimental herpes simplex virus 1 (HSV-1) encephalitis (HSE), CCR2 deficiency has been reported to exacerbate the outcome of the disease...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27930545/application-of-stereotactic-biopsy-for-diagnosing-intracranial-lesions-in-patients-with-aids-in-china-report-of-7-cases
#5
Ji-Bo Zhang, Kai Fu, Rui Gong, Xue-Meng Liu, Li-Dao Chen, Yong-Xi Zhang, Gui-Fang Yang, Jie Zhang
RATIONALE: The aim of the study was to evaluate stereotactic biopsy for diagnosing intracranial lesions in patients with AIDS. PATIENT CONCERNS: Seven AIDS patients with an intracranial lesion who underwent stereotactic biopsy were included in this retrospective study (4 males and 3 females, 15 to 49 years old). The patients' disease history ranged from 1 month to 1 year. The samples were examined by hematoxylin-eosin (HE) staining and immunohistochemical examination...
December 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27928094/seroconversion-to-causes-of-febrile-illness-in-mongolian-peacekeepers-deployed-to-south-sudan
#6
Altangerel Enkhtsetseg, Rendoo Davadoorj, Stefan Fernandez, Duangrat Mongkolsirichaikul, Damdin Altantuul, Erdene Elbegdorj, Lkhagvasuren Ganchimeg, Samuel L Yingst
Immediately before deployment (Fall 2012) and after deployment (Spring 2013) in support of United Nations peacekeeping operations, Mongolian Armed Forces medical personnel obtained serum samples from the first contingent of Mongolian peacekeepers deploying to South Sudan to monitor serologic evidence of exposure to diseases that cause acute febrile illness. A total of 632 paired samples were tested for IgG antibody for the following (number of seroconversions in parentheses): Rickettsia (spotted fever and typhus groups) (25), West Nile fever virus (WNV) (23), Coxiella burnetii (causative agent of Q fever) (12), dengue virus (8), leptospirosis (6), chikungunya virus (0), Congo-Crimean hemorrhagic fever virus (0), Japanese encephalitis virus (0), and Rift Valley fever virus (0)...
December 7, 2016: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926937/intensive-circulation-of-japanese-encephalitis-virus-in-peri-urban-sentinel-pigs-near-phnom-penh-cambodia
#7
Julien Cappelle, Veasna Duong, Long Pring, Lida Kong, Maud Yakovleff, Didot Budi Prasetyo, Borin Peng, Rithy Choeung, Raphaël Duboz, Sivuth Ong, San Sorn, Philippe Dussart, Arnaud Tarantola, Philippe Buchy, Véronique Chevalier
Despite the increased use of vaccination in several Asian countries, Japanese Encephalitis (JE) remains the most important cause of viral encephalitis in Asia in humans with an estimated 68,000 cases annually. Considered a rural disease occurring mainly in paddy-field dominated landscapes where pigs are amplifying hosts, JE may nevertheless circulate in a wider range of environment given the diversity of its potential hosts and vectors. The main objective of this study was to assess the intensity of JE transmission to pigs in a peri-urban environment in the outskirt of Phnom Penh, Cambodia...
December 2016: PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924792/a-cost-effective-approach-to-the-diagnosis-and-management-of-acute-infectious-encephalitis
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Usha Kant Misra, Vinita Elizabeth Mani, Jayantee Kalita
SETTING: A tertiary care teaching hospital in India. OBJECTIVE: To report a syndromic approach to acute encephalitis syndrome (AES) and propose a cost-effective model. STUDY DESIGN: AES patients were categorized by the presence or absence of myalgia/rash into systemic and neurological AES. The patients with systemic AES were investigated for dengue, scrub typhus, leptospira, chikungunya, and malaria, and those with neurological AES were investigated for herpes and Japanese encephalitis (JE)...
December 8, 2016: European Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27924371/the-need-of-standardization-and-of-large-clinical-studies-in-an-emerging-indication-of-18-f-fdg-pet-the-autoimmune-encephalitis
#9
EDITORIAL
Silvia Morbelli, Javier Arbizu, Jan Booij, Ming-Kai Chen, Gael Chetelat, Donna J Cross, Mehdi Djekidel, Alexander Drzezga, Ozgul Ekmekcioglu, Valentina Garibotto, Swen Hesse, Kazunari Ishii, Lida Jafari Saraf, Adriaan A Lammertsma, Ian Law, Dana Mathews, Satoshi Minoshima, Karina Mosci, Marco Pagani, Sabina Pappata, Daniel Hillel Silverman, Alberto Signore, Elsmarieke Van De Giessen, Victor Villemagne, Henryk Barthel
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 6, 2016: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27922872/18f-fluorodeoxyglucose-uptake-in-anti-n-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor-encephalitis-associated-with-an-immature-teratoma
#10
Ryusuke Nakamoto, Yuji Nakamoto, Takayoshi Ishimori, Yasutaka Fushimi, Kaori Togashi
We report a case of anti-N-methyl-D-aspartate-receptor (anti-NMDAR) encephalitis associated with an immature teratoma developed in a 38-year-old woman. Positron emission tomography (PET) revealed focal intense uptake of F-fluorodeoxyglucose in an area of the brain corresponding to the right medial temporal lobe as well as an intrapelvic tumor. After the PET examination, the patient complained of disorientation and short-term memory loss. The ovarian tumor was resected and diagnosed as an immature teratoma. The cerebrospinal fluid analysis was positive for anti-NMDAR antibody...
December 3, 2016: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27920282/nmda-receptor-encephalitis-and-other-antibody-mediated-disorders-of-the-synapse-the-2016-cotzias-lecture
#11
Josep Dalmau
Investigations during the last 10 years have revealed a group of disorders mediated by antibodies against ion channels and synaptic receptors, which cause both neurologic and psychiatric symptoms. In this review, I discuss the process of discovery and immunologic triggers of these disorders, and use anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis to emphasize the importance of understanding the underlying physiopathologic mechanisms in those diseases. A better knowledge of these mechanisms reveals points of convergence with other disorders (e...
December 6, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919480/extratemporal-herpes-encephalitis-during-natalizumab-treatment-a-case-report
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Shalom Haggiag, Luca Prosperini, Simonetta Galgani, Carlo Pozzilli, Carmela Pinnetti
Herpes simplex virus encephalitis (HSE) is a rare but often fatal disease if left untreated. MRI typically shows the characteristic findings of medial temporal lobe and insular involvement, while diagnosis in confirmed by CSF PCR. In immunocompromised state, HSE may have atypical clinical and radiological features. We report a MS patient under natalizumab treatment with HSE, who presented with MRI lesions exclusively in the right parietal lobe. The patient was timely started on acyclovir resulting in marked improvement...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919476/acute-disseminated-encephalomyelitis-complicating-dengue-infection-with-neuroimaging-mimicking-multiple-sclerosis-a-report-of-two-cases
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S Viswanathan, N Botross, B N Rusli, A Riad
Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) complicating dengue infection is still exceedingly rare even in endemic countries such as Malaysia. Here we report two such cases, the first in an elderly female patient and the second in a young man. Both presented with encephalopathy, brainstem involvement and worsening upper and lower limb weakness. Initial magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain was normal in the first case. Serum for dengue Ig M and NS-1 was positive in both cases. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) showed pleocytosis in both with Dengue IgM and NS-1 positive in the second case but not done in the first...
November 2016: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919412/anti-nmda-a-nmdar-receptor-encephalitis-related-to-acute-consumption-of-metamphetamine-relevance-of-differential-diagnosis
#14
O Iriondo, J Zaldibar-Gerrikagoitia, T Rodríguez, J M García, L Aguilera
A 19-year-old male came to the Emergency Room of our hospital due to an episode of dystonic movements and disorientation 4 days after consuming methamphetamine, which evolved to a catatonic frank syndrome and eventually to status epilepticus. Definitive diagnosis was anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis, an acute inflammation of the limbic area of autoimmune origin in which early diagnosis and treatment are key elements for the final outcome. In this case, initial normal tests and previous methamphetamine poisoning delayed diagnosis, because inhaled-methamphetamine poisoning causes similar clinical symptoms to anti-NMDA receptor encephalitis...
December 2, 2016: Revista Española de Anestesiología y Reanimación
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919115/febrile-infection-related-epilepsy-syndrome-clinical-review-and-hypotheses-of-epileptogenesis
#15
Andreas van Baalen, Annamaria Vezzani, Martin Häusler, Gerhard Kluger
Febrile infection-related epilepsy syndrome (FIRES, AERRPS, or DESC) is one of the most severe, mostly irreversible, and presumably immune-mediated epileptic encephalopathies affecting healthy children. Refractory status epilepticus or a cluster of seizures start a few days after the onset of an acute febrile illness; however, encephalitis cannot be proved. Sequelae of FIRES are drug-resistant epilepsy and neuropsychological impairments occurring without latency. Clinical knowledge is limited because FIRES is sporadic and extremely rare...
December 5, 2016: Neuropediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919056/autoimmune-choreas
#16
REVIEW
Francisco Cardoso
Chorea, a movement disorder characterised by a continuous flow of unpredictable muscle contractions, has a myriad of genetic and non-genetic causes. Although autoimmune processes are rare aetiology of chorea, they are relevant both for researchers and clinicians. The aim of this article is to provide a review of the epidemiology, clinical and laboratory features, pathogenesis and management of the most common autoimmune causes of chorea. Emphasis is given particularly to Sydenham's chorea, systemic lupus erythematosus, primary antiphospolipid antibody syndrome, paraneoplastic chorea and anti-N-methyl-d-aspartate receptor encephalitis...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918952/evaluation-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-concentration-in-patients-with-tick-borne-encephalitis-neuroborreliosis-anaplasmosis-and-anaplasma-phagocythophilum-with-tick-borne-encephalitis-virus-co-infection
#17
Anna Moniuszko-Malinowska, Piotr Czupryna, Justyna Dunaj, Renata Swierzbinska, Katarzyna Guziejko, Ryszard Rutkowski, Joanna Zajkowska, Sambor Grygorczuk, Maciej Kondrusik, Sławomir Pancewicz
OBJECTIVES: The aim of the study was the evaluation of NF-κB concentration in serum and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) of patients with diagnosis of tick-borne diseases: tick-borne encephalitis (TBE), neuroborreliosis (NB), anaplasmosis (ANA) and patients co-infected with tick-borne encephalitis virus and Anaplasma phagocythophilum (TBE+ANA). Additionally NF-κB concentration during acute and convalescent period was compared. METHODS: Sixty-seven patients with diagnosis of tick-borne diseases were included in the study...
December 2, 2016: Cytokine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918946/toxicity-of-ar-curcumene-and-epi-%C3%AE-bisabolol-from-hedychium-larsenii-zingiberaceae-essential-oil-on-malaria-chikungunya-and-japanese-encephalitis-mosquito-vectors
#18
Mashael Marzouq AlShebly, Fatma Saeed AlQahtani, Marimuthu Govindarajan, Kasi Gopinath, Periasamy Vijayan, Giovanni Benelli
Mosquitoes act as vectors of key pathogens and parasites. Plant essential oils have been recognized as important sources of biopesticides, which do not induce resistance and have limited toxic effects on human health and non-target organisms. In this research, we evaluated the larvicidal and oviposition deterrence activity of Hedychium larsenii essential oil (EO) and its major compounds ar-curcumene and epi-β-bisabolol. Both molecules showed high toxicity against early third instars of Anopheles stephensi (LC50=10...
December 2, 2016: Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917122/glucagon-like-peptide-1-analog-liraglutide-delays-onset-of-experimental-autoimmune-encephalitis-in-lewis-rats
#19
Brian DellaValle, Gitte S Brix, Birgitte Brock, Michael Gejl, Anne M Landau, Arne Møller, Jørgen Rungby, Agnete Larsen
Introduction: Recent findings indicate that metabolic disturbances are involved in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathology and influence the susceptibility to treatment, directing attention toward anti-diabetic drugs such as metformin and pioglitazone. Liraglutide, a drug of the glucagon-like peptide-1 (GLP-1) family, is also anti-diabetic and weight-reducing and is, moreover, directly neuroprotective and anti-inflammatory in a broad spectrum of experimental models of brain disease. In this study we investigate the potential for this FDA-approved drug, liraglutide, as a treatment for MS by utilizing the experimental model, experimental autoimmune encephalitis (EAE)...
2016: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916786/high-prevalence-of-caprine-arthritis-encephalitis-virus-caev-in-taiwan-revealed-by-large-scale-serological-survey
#20
Wei-Cheng Yang, Hui-Yu Chen, Chi-Young Wang, Hung-Yu Pan, Cheng-Wei Wu, Yun-Hsiu Hsu, Jui-Chuan Su, Kun-Wei Chan
In this study, a large-scale serological survey of caprine arthritis encephalitis virus (CAEV) infection was conducted between March 2011 and October 2012. 3,437 goat blood or milk samples were collected from 65 goat farms throughout Taiwan. A commercial ELISA kit was used to detect antibodies against CAEV. The overall seropositive rate was 61.7% (2,120/3,437) in goats and in 98.5% (64/65) of goat farms. These results provide the first large-scale serological evidence for the presence of CAEV infection, indicating that the disease is widespread in Taiwan...
December 4, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
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