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St. Louis encephalitis in Arkansas.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1517179     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
The first outbreak of St. Louis encephalitis (SLE) in Arkansas occurred in Pine Bluff (Jefferson County) during July-August 1991. Cases of SLE were identified mainly through reporting by physicians in Jefferson and surrounding counties. In addition, testing of stored cerebrospinal fluid specimens, a hospital chart review, and a serosurvey were performed in Pine Bluff. Twenty-eight Arkansas residents, five of whom died, had cases of SLE. Half the case patients were over age 60, and nearly half had hypertension. The serosurvey confirmed that infection with the SLE virus was not new to Pine Bluff, and that most infections in 1991 were asymptomatic. Arkansas physicians may see more cases of SLE in 1992. SLE epidemiology, clinical presentation, diagnosis, and preventive measures are reviewed.
Authors:
D M Bleed; A A Marfin; N Karabatsos; P Moore; T Tsai; A C Olin; J P Lofgren; B Higdem; T E Townsend
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of the Arkansas Medical Society     Volume:  89     ISSN:  0004-1858     ISO Abbreviation:  J Ark Med Soc     Publication Date:  1992 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-10-02     Completed Date:  1992-10-02     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7503069     Medline TA:  J Ark Med Soc     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  127-30     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Division of Field Epidemiology, Centers for Disease Control, Little Rock, Arkansas.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Adolescent
Adult
Aged
Arkansas / epidemiology
Child
Cross-Sectional Studies
Diagnosis, Differential
Disease Outbreaks*
Encephalitis, St. Louis / diagnosis,  epidemiology*,  transmission
Female
Humans
Incidence
Male
Middle Aged

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