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Zika Virus Associated with Meningoencephalitis

OPEN The New England journal of medicine | 10 Mar 2016

G Carteaux, M Maquart, A Mekontso Dessap, A Bedet, D Contou, P Brugières, S Fourati, L Cleret de Langavant, T de Broucker, C Brun-Buisson and I Leparc-Goffart
Abstract
To the Editor: Zika virus (ZIKV) is currently spreading widely, while its clinical spectrum remains a matter of investigation. Evidence of a relationship between ZIKV infection and cerebral birth abnormalities(1),(2) is growing.(3) An increased incidence of some peripheral nervous syndromes among adults was reported during outbreaks in French Polynesia(4),(5) and Brazil,(1),(2) but no formal link with ZIKV infection was shown. We describe a case of central nervous system infection with ZIKV that was associated with meningoencephalitis in an adult. An 81-year-old man was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) 10 days after he had been on . . .
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AIDS, The Canon of Medicine, Psychology, Intensive care medicine, Peripheral nervous system, Brain, Central nervous system, Nervous system
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