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Poliomyelitic-like illness in central European encephalitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10908911     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Central European encephalitis (CEE) may be accompanied by myeloradiculitic symptoms in up to 5% of patients. The authors report six patients with a myelitic form of CEE mimicking acute poliomyelitis with bulbar and arm predominance and a poor prognosis. Three patients died. Of the survivors, only one can perform most activities of daily living, but still needs assisted ventilation at night. Autopsy in one patient showed severe cervicothoracic inflammation with changes almost exclusively in anterior horn cells and roots, as typically seen in poliomyelitis.
P D Schellinger; E Schmutzhard; J B Fiebach; B Pfausler; H Maier; S Schwab
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neurology     Volume:  55     ISSN:  0028-3878     ISO Abbreviation:  Neurology     Publication Date:  2000 Jul 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-08-15     Completed Date:  2000-08-15     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0401060     Medline TA:  Neurology     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  299-302     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Neurology, University of Heidelberg, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Brain / pathology
Diagnosis, Differential
Encephalitis, Tick-Borne / diagnosis*,  pathology
Fatal Outcome
Motor Neuron Disease / diagnosis,  pathology
Myelitis / diagnosis*,  pathology
Neurologic Examination
Neurons / pathology
Poliomyelitis / diagnosis*,  pathology
Quadriplegia / diagnosis,  pathology
Radiculopathy / diagnosis*,  pathology
Respiratory Insufficiency / diagnosis,  pathology
Spinal Cord / pathology

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