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Neurological complications of tick borne encephalitis: the experience of 89 patients studied and literature review.
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PMID:  24170165     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Tick borne encephalitis (TBE) is an acute febrile syndrome that can be complicated with neurological symptoms ranging from mild meningitis to severe encephalomyelitis. The causative agent is a virus belonging to the family of flaviviruses. We have collected a series of 89 patients and compared the clinical course with the main data of the literature of TBE. This review in addition describes the clinical manifestations associated with TBE infections, the main molecular-biological properties of these viruses, and the different factors that define the incidence and severity of disease who are frequently situated in the age group young/adult with a social harm and functional non-negligible. This review also contains diagnostic elements and neuropathological features typical of this infection and a brief summary of vaccination against TBE.
Authors:
Sandro Zambito Marsala; Michele Pistacchi; Manuela Gioulis; Rosanna Mel; Corrado Marchini; Ermenegildo Francavilla
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-10-30
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurological sciences : official journal of the Italian Neurological Society and of the Italian Society of Clinical Neurophysiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1590-3478     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurol. Sci.     Publication Date:  2013 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-10-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100959175     Medline TA:  Neurol Sci     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, San Martino Hospital, Belluno, Italy, sandro.zambito@ulss.belluno.it.
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