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Japanese encephalitis: a review of the Indian perspective.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23141974     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) causes Japanese encephalitis, which is a leading form of viral encephalitis in Asia, with around 50,000 cases and 10,000 deaths per year in children below 15 years of age. The JEV has shown a tendency to extend to other geographic regions. Case fatality averages 30% and a high percentage of the survivors are left with permanent neuropsychiatric sequelae. Currently, there is no cure for JEV, and treatment is mainly supportive. Patients are not infectious, but should avoid further mosquito bites. A number of antiviral agents have been investigated; however, none of these have convincingly been shown to improve the outcome of JEV. In this review, the current knowledge of the epidemiology and the pathogenesis of this deadly disease have been summarized.
Sarika Tiwari; Rishi Kumar Singh; Ruchi Tiwari; Tapan N Dhole
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2012-11-08
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Brazilian journal of infectious diseases : an official publication of the Brazilian Society of Infectious Diseases     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1678-4391     ISO Abbreviation:  Braz J Infect Dis     Publication Date:    2012 Nov-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  2013-06-19     Revised Date:  2013-08-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9812937     Medline TA:  Braz J Infect Dis     Country:  Brazil    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  564-73     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Editora Ltda. All rights reserved.
Department of Microbiology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.
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MeSH Terms
Encephalitis Virus, Japanese / immunology*
Encephalitis, Japanese / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  therapy,  transmission
India / epidemiology
Insect Vectors
Japanese Encephalitis Vaccines*
Risk Factors
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Japanese Encephalitis Vaccines

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