Gregory D. Patients with Suspected Meningitis or Encephalitis Background: Few studies have looked for the polyoma viruses JC or BK virus in the central nervous system (CNS) of patients without neurological symptoms or with neurological symptoms other than progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML). Toscana virus (TOSV) infection may often cause symptomatic meningitides and encephalitides. Sign in to your MyAccess profile while you are actively authenticated on this site via your institution (you will be able to verify this by looking at the top right corner of the screen – if you see your institution’s name, you are authenticated). When I was a little boy, I had a sense of adventure. Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME) is a complex and controversial condition that is thought to affect between 0.2 and 0.4% of the UK population (a quarter to half a million). A 76-year-old man, a university educated retired engineer, was referred with a 2-month history of deteriorating balance and memory.
I am a VE survivor x 45 years. N2 – Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) infection can manifest with nonspecific febrile illness, aseptic meningitis or encephalitis with or without neurological deficits. Copyright © 2015 by author and Scientific Research Publishing Inc. Examines the role of the Toscana virus in producing encephalitis without meningitis. MR was more sensitive in detecting these demyelinative lesions than was CT. What’s the most dangerous creature on earth? This localized infection develops into a bacteremia with a metastatic infection in the leptomeninges (arachnoid and pia mater), although meningitis can also result from cranial or spinal trauma.
Presenting symptoms and signs of TBE are nonspecific and similar as in acute aseptic meningoencephalitis of other etiologies with fever in 92%, vomiting in 38%, headache in 67-100%, altered consciousness in 12-35.5%, seizures in 0.3-3.3%, tremor in 7-78%, dysphasia in 0.7-3.8%, spinal nerve paralysis in 2.7-15%, and cranial nerve paralysis in 3.3-11% of cases ,. A 61 year-old woman with a history of splenectomy in childhood – without any vaccination for Streptococcus pneumoniae – presented in our emergency room with reduced general condition, subfebrile body temperature, progressive headache, bilateral hypacusis and signs of meningism. “Meningitis” and “encephalitis” are two words that pop onto most people’s radar screens from time to time, and usually in some scary context, like hearing of a cluster of cases in their child’s school, or reading media reports of epidemics occurring nationally or internationally. , pro-tein 57.5 mg/dl, and glucose 50 and 90 mg/dl in CSF and serum, respectively), and an acid-fast bacilli (AFB) smear and culture from the CSF were negative. We describe a case of aseptic meningitis due to Toscana Virus imported to Switzerland and discuss the epidemiological situation. YKL-40, a member of the family 18 glycosyl hydrolases, is secreted by activated neutrophils and macrophages.