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Stimulus-sensitive myoclonus and cerebellar ataxia following chikungunya meningoencephalitis.
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PMID:  23355353     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Chikungunya virus was initially thought to be a non-neurotropic virus, but recently neurological complications have been reported in patients with chikungunya virus infection. Here, we report a rare case of stimulus-sensitive myoclonus following chikungunya meningoencephalitis. The cranial MRI scan of the patient was normal, the cerebrospinal fluid contained 200 lymphocytes/mm(3), and the serum immunoglobulin M ELISA was positive for chikungunya. The patient improved completely after 1 month of treatment. This case study illustrates that chikungunya virus should also be considered in a febrile patient with myoclonus, especially in an endemic area.
Authors:
J Kalita; P Kumar; U K Misra
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  Infection     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1439-0973     ISO Abbreviation:  Infection     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-28     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0365307     Medline TA:  Infection     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Raebareily Road, Lucknow, 226014, India, jayanteek@yahoo.com.
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