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Fatal outcome of tick-borne encephalitis - a case series.
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PMID:  22102003     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is a disease which may present as meningitis, encephalomeningitis and myeloence-phalomeningitis. The course of the disease is usually mild although it may result in the patient's death in 1-4% of cases. Patients with myeloencephalomeningitis are the most endangered group, but also encephalomeningitis may have a fatal outcome. There are many risk factors which influence the severity of TBE, including patient's age, immunosuppression and concomitant diseases. We present four cases of patients who died because of TBE. The aim of the paper was to underline that in elderly patients or patients suffering from chronic diseases and additional infections, special attention should be paid to their treatment, including mechanical ventilation and steroid use.
Joanna Zajkowska; Piotr Czupryna; Sławomir Pancewicz; Anna Adamczyk-Przychodzeń; Maciej Kondrusik; Sambor Grygorczuk; Anna Moniuszko
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Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurologia i neurochirurgia polska     Volume:  45     ISSN:  0028-3843     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011  
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Created Date:  2011-11-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0101265     Medline TA:  Neurol Neurochir Pol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  402-409     Citation Subset:  -    
Anna Moniuszko, Department of Infectious Diseases and Neuroinfections, Medical University of Białystok, Żurawia Street 14, 15-540 Białystok, phone +48 85 740 95 14, fax +48 85 740 95 15, e-mail:
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Zgon w przebiegu kleszczowego zapalenia mózgu - opis serii przypadków.
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