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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905216/slowly-progressing-varicella-zoster-brainstem-encephalitis-complicating-ramsay-hunt-syndrome-in-an-immunocompetent-patient-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Vito A G Ricigliano, Lorenzo Saraceno, Michele Cavalli, Mariaemma Rodegher, Giovanni Meola
A 56-year-old immunocompetent male developed brainstem encephalitis complicating Ramsay Hunt syndrome. The disease had a slowly progressing course of months after the triggering infection, much longer than previously reported. Furthermore, magnetic resonance imaging, physical-chemical, and cell count analyses on cerebrospinal fluid were normal, whereas polymerase chain reaction for varicella zoster virus DNA was positive. The simultaneous negativity of both imaging and basic CSF exams is very rare, although possible event which confirms the irreplaceable role of viral screening on CSF...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899886/brainstem-encephalitis-and-acute-polyneuropathy-associated-with-hepatitis-e-infection
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Omar Jabbar Salim, Amy Davidson, Kathy Li, John Paul Leach, Craig Heath
A 59-year-old man presented with feverish illness. His Glasgow Coma Scale was 15, had reduced visual acuity in the left eye with partial left ptosis and mild left hemiparesis with an extensor left plantar. Over 48 hours, he accrued multiple cranial nerves palsies and progressed to a flaccid paralysis necessitating admission to an intensive care unit.Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) study showed 20 lymphocytes and raised protein. Viral and bacterial PCRs were negative. Samples for Lyme, blood-borne viruses, syphilis and autoantibodies were also negative...
September 11, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895082/clinical-manifestations-and-treatment-outcomes-of-parvovirus-b19-encephalitis-in-immunocompetent-adults
#3
Jin-Sun Jun, Jangsup Moon, Jung-Ick Byun, Jun-Sang Sunwoo, Jung-Ah Lim, Soon-Tae Lee, Keun-Hwa Jung, Kyung-Il Park, Ki-Young Jung, Manho Kim, Sang Kun Lee, Kon Chu
Parvovirus B19 (PVB19) has rarely been identified as a cause of encephalitis in immunocompetent adults, in whom clinical information regarding PVB19 encephalitis has remained unclear. Herein, we report the clinical presentations, laboratory and imaging findings, and treatment outcomes of five immunocompetent adults with PVB19 encephalitis. Although none of the patients showed any distinctive features of PVB19 infection, they showed various clinical manifestations, including one instance of brainstem involvement...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888467/early-electrophysiological-findings-in-fisher-bickerstaff-syndrome
#4
M A Alberti, M Povedano, J Montero, C Casasnovas
INTRODUCTION: The term Fisher-Bickerstaff syndrome (FBS) has been proposed to describe the clinical spectrum encompassing Miller-Fisher syndrome (MFS) and Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis. The pathophysiology of FBS and the nature of the underlying neuropathy (demyelinating or axonal) are still subject to debate. This study describes the main findings of an early neurophysiological study on 12 patients diagnosed with FBS. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Retrospective evaluation of clinical characteristics and electrophysiological findings of 12 patients with FBS seen in our neurology department within 10 days of disease onset...
September 6, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28878050/antibody-associated-cns-syndromes-without-signs-of-inflammation-in-the-elderly
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Domingo Escudero, Mar Guasp, Helena Ariño, Carles Gaig, Eugenia Martínez-Hernández, Josep Dalmau, Francesc Graus
OBJECTIVE: To report the CNS syndromes of patients ≥60 years of age with antibodies against neuronal surface antigens but no evidence of brain MRI and CSF inflammatory changes. METHODS: This was a retrospective clinical analysis of patients with antibodies against neuronal surface antigens who fulfilled 3 criteria: age ≥60 years, no inflammatory abnormalities in brain MRI, and no CSF pleocytosis. Antibodies were determined with reported techniques. RESULTS: Among 155 patients ≥60 years of age with neurologic syndromes related to antibodies against neuronal surface antigens, 35 (22...
October 3, 2017: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829730/clinical-characteristics-of-severe-japanese-encephalitis-a-case-series-from-south-korea
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Jun-Sang Sunwoo, Soon-Tae Lee, Keun-Hwa Jung, Kyung-Il Park, Jangsup Moon, Ki-Young Jung, Manho Kim, Sang Kun Lee, Kon Chu
Japanese encephalitis (JE) virus is a major cause of devastating viral encephalitis, especially in Asia. Although a successful vaccination program led to its near-elimination over three decades in South Korea, the incidence of JE has increased since 2010. The present study investigated the clinical manifestations, laboratory findings, and factors affecting neurological outcomes of reemerging JE. We retrospectively reviewed medical records of laboratory-confirmed JE patients who presented with acute encephalitis syndrome at three tertiary hospitals between 2010 and 2015...
August 2017: American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762041/neuroinfluenza-evaluation-of-seasonal-influenza-associated-severe-neurological-complications-in-children-a-multicenter-study
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Muhammet Sukru Paksu, Kerim Aslan, Tanil Kendirli, Basak Nur Akyildiz, Nazik Yener, Riza Dincer Yildizdas, Mehmet Davutoglu, Ayhan Yaman, Sedat Isikay, Gulnar Sensoy, Haydar Ali Tasdemir
PURPOSE: Although influenza primarily affects the respiratory system, in some cases, it can cause severe neurological complications. Younger children are especially at risk. Pediatric literature is limited on the diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis of influenza-related neurological complications. The aim of the study was to evaluate children who suffered severe neurological manifestation as a result of seasonal influenza infection. METHODS: The medical records of 14 patients from six hospitals in different regions of the country were evaluated...
July 31, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756061/assessment-of-acute-motor-deficit-in-the-pediatric-emergency-room
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Marcio Moacyr Vasconcelos, Luciana G A Vasconcelos, Adriana Rocha Brito
OBJECTIVES: This review article aimed to present a clinical approach, emphasizing the diagnostic investigation, to children and adolescents who present in the emergency room with acute-onset muscle weakness. SOURCES: A systematic search was performed in PubMed database during April and May 2017, using the following search terms in various combinations: "acute," "weakness," "motor deficit," "flaccid paralysis," "child," "pediatric," and "emergency". The articles chosen for this review were published over the past ten years, from 1997 through 2017...
July 27, 2017: Jornal de Pediatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647978/-severe-cases-with-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-data-based-on-national-pilot-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-surveillance-system
#9
Y M Zheng, Z R Chang, L L Jiang, H Ji, G P Chen, P Luo, J J Pan, X L Tian, L L Wei, D Huo, Z P Miao, X N Zou, J H Chen, Q H Liao
Objective: To investigate the clinical severity, etiological classification and risk factors of severe cases with hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD). Methods: A total of 1 489 records on severe and fatal HFMD cases reported to the national pilot surveillance system of HFMD were used to analyze the demographic, medical treatment, etiological classification of the cases. Treatment outcome related risk factors were also studied with multi-variable stepwise logistic regression method. Results: Seven out of the 1 489 severe HFMD cases died of this disease...
June 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637936/a-case-of-bickerstaff-brainstem-encephalitis-with-transient-reflex-myoclonus
#10
Ryusuke Takaki, Takamura Nagasaka, Yumi Suwa, Mai Tsuchiya, Kishin Kho, Yoshihisa Takiyama
A 33-year-old woman was admitted due to disturbance of consciousness, dysarthria, dysphagia, sensory disturbances and weakness of the left upper limb after mycoplasma infection. She was treated with intravenous immunoglobulin and intravenous high-dose methylprednisolone as Bickerstaff brainstem encephalitis (BBE). On the 15th hospital day, reflex myoclonus appeared on her face, neck, body and limbs induced by techniques of jaw jerk reflex and patellar tendon reflex. The myoclonus was disappeared after two weeks in accordance with improvement of BBE...
July 29, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627955/herpes-simplex-encephalitis-with-thalamic-brainstem-and-cerebellar-involvement
#11
Meenal Garg, Shilpa Kulkarni, Anaita Udwadia Hegde
Herpes simplex virus encephalitis is a common and treatable cause of acute encephalitis in all age groups. Certain radiological features such as temporal parenchymal involvement facilitate the diagnosis. The use of herpes simplex virus polymerase chain reaction has expanded the clinical and imaging spectrum. We report the case of a young patient who presented with a movement disorder and predominant involvement of thalami, brainstem and cerebellum on magnetic resonance imaging, and was diagnosed with herpes simplex virus encephalitis...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578629/chaetomiaceae-fungi-novel-pathogens-of-equine-neurotropic-phaeohyphomycosis
#12
Quinci Plumlee, Courtney Meason-Smith, Alexandra Dieterly, Gabriel Gomez, Brian F Porter, Aline Rodrigues Hoffmann
Many previously unrecognized fungi are emerging as potential pathogens. One such group is dematiaceous fungi of the Chaetomiaceae family (phylum Ascomycota, class Sordariomycetes). These fungi are rare causes of opportunistic, neurotropic phaeohyphomycosis in humans but are not known to cause similar infections in animals. The aims of this study were to investigate equine hyphal mycotic encephalitis, characterize key histopathologic features, and classify causative organisms with molecular diagnostic techniques...
September 2017: Veterinary Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559410/case-report-encephalitis-with-brainstem-involvement-following-checkpoint-inhibitor-therapy-in-metastatic-melanoma
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Simon Bossart, Selina Thurneysen, Elisabeth Rushing, Karl Frontzek, Henning Leske, Daniela Mihic-Probst, Hannes W Nagel, Johanna Mangana, Simone M Goldinger, Reinhard Dummer
Checkpoint inhibitors are increasingly being used in the treatment of malignant melanoma and other cancers. With the use of such therapies, autoimmune-mediated adverse events in the central and peripheral nervous system are likely to occur more frequently. We report a unique case of brainstem encephalitis with a sudden lethal outcome following ipilimumab and pembrolizumab therapy in a patient with malignant melanoma. The autopsy showed a diffuse nodular activation of microglia in the whole encephalon with prominent intraparenchymal and perivascular lymphocytic infiltration of the brainstem...
June 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547518/life-threatening-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-in-the-cerebellum-treated-by-posterior-fossa-decompression
#14
Yousef Abusabha, Athanasios K Petridis, Bastian Kraus, Marcel A Kamp, Hans-Jakob Steiger, Kerim Beseoglu
Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) is a clinico-neuroradiological syndrome associated with various clinical conditions, such as headache, encephalopathy, and seizures. It is reversible if a prompt diagnosis is made and treatment undertaken. We report a 52-year-old male with hypertensive crisis. Progressing somnolence and an unresponsive left pupil occurred. MRI revealed an intra-axial hyperintensity of the cerebellum and brainstem and occlusive hydrocephalus suggestive of encephalitis or a tumor...
July 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545782/autoimmune-encephalopathy-for-psychiatrists-when-to-suspect-autoimmunity-and-what-to-do-next
#15
REVIEW
Mark Oldham
OBJECTIVE: To provide a critical review of autoimmune encephalopathy-broadly defined as neuropsychiatric features directly related to an autoimmune process-relevant for psychiatric practice. METHODS: We consulted rheumatology textbooks to define the scope of autoimmune conditions and identified recent reviews of rheumatic conditions, autoimmune vasculitis, and autoimmune encephalitis. We integrated these with primary reports to provide a clinically relevant overview of autoimmune encephalopathy...
May 2017: Psychosomatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514704/guillain-barr%C3%A3-syndrome-variants-forms-fruste-reclassification-with-new-criteria
#16
Fu Liong Hiew, Rahmansah Ramlan, Shanthi Viswanathan, Santhi Puvanarajah
OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to evaluate the clinical and electrophysiological characteristics of various distinctive classical and localised Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS) subtypes. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Clinical characteristics and electrophysiological data of sixty-one consecutive patients admitted between 2012 and 2015 were systematically analysed and reclassified according to the new GBS clinical classification. Neurophysiology was evaluated with Hadden et al...
July 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489032/clinical-significance-and-prognostic-effect-of-serum-25-hydroxyvitamin-d-concentrations-in-critical-and-severe-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease
#17
Hong-Xing Dang, Cheng-Jun Liu, Jing Li, Shi-Jiao Chen, Feng Xu
OBJECTIVE: To examine the association of serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D [25(OH)D] concentrations with critical and severe hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) and assess the clinical significance and prognostic effect of 25(OH)D concentrations in children with HFMD. METHODS: This is a prospective observational study. The 138 children with HFMD were divided into common (49 cases), severe (52 cases), and critical (37 cases) HFMD groups. Another 59 healthy children undergoing outpatient medical examinations during the same period were chosen as the control group...
May 10, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28469998/analysis-of-mirnas-involved-in-mouse-brain-damage-upon-enterovirus-71-infection
#18
Xiaoxia Yang, Jing Xie, Leili Jia, Nan Liu, Yuan Liang, Fuli Wu, Beibei Liang, Yongrui Li, Jinyan Wang, Chunyu Sheng, Hao Li, Hongbo Liu, Qiuxia Ma, Chaojie Yang, Xinying Du, Shaofu Qiu, Hongbin Song
Enterovirus 71 (EV71) infects the central nervous system (CNS) and causes brainstem encephalitis in children. MiRNAs have been found to play various functions in EV71 infection in human cell lines. To identify potential miRNAs involved in the inflammatory injury in CNS, our study, for the first time, performed a miRNA microarray assay in vivo using EV71 infected mice brains. Twenty differentially expressed miRNAs were identified (four up- and 16 down-regulated) and confirmed by qRT-PCR. The target genes of these miRNAs were analyzed using KEGG (Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes) analysis, revealing that the miRNAs were mainly involved in the regulation of inflammation and neural system function...
2017: Frontiers in Cellular and Infection Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468063/-health-related-quality-of-life-on-severe-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease-patients
#19
Y M Zheng, J Yang, Q H Liao
Objective: To evaluate the health related quality of life (HRQoL) for severe hand, foot and mouth disease (HFMD) patients with different complications. Methods: A national telephone interview under the EQ-5D proxy2 questionnaire (EQ-SD and EQ-VAS), was conducted to obtain the HRQoL of lab-confirmed severe HFMD patients, aged between six months and five-year-olds from the national communicable disease surveillance system from January 1, 2012 to December 31, 2013. Results: A total of 685 severe HFMD cases were included in the study...
April 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445307/alteration-of-serum-high-mobility-group-protein-1-hmgb1-levels-in-children-with-enterovirus-71-induced-hand-foot-and-mouth-disease
#20
Weikun Zheng, Haifan Shi, Yiping Chen, Zhiwei Xu, Jie Chen, Longteng Jin
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a common pediatric disease caused by enterovirus infection. It typically presents as a fever along with flat, discolored spots and bumps on the hands, feet, and mouth. Compared with other viruses, enterovirus 71 (EV71)-induced HFMD is more prone to cause severe complications in children, such as brainstem encephalitis, cardiopulmonary disorders, and even death. More in-depth studies are still necessary to understand the characteristics of EV71-induced HFMD, although some related research has been reported so far...
April 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
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