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Epstein-Barr Virus Encephalitis in Infancy

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.021
Pages: 
206–7

ABSTRACT

Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) infection causes a wide spectrum of illness in humans including subclinical infection, infectious mononucleosis, and is associated with some malignancies. This report presents the clinical findings of an unusual case of EBV encephalitis in a 10-month old infant who presented with a febrile infection and seizures. The clinical manifestations, a serologic study and a dynamic change of EBV DNA in cerebrospinal fluid with spontaneous recovery confirmed the diagnosis of EBV infection of the nervous system. 

Accepted: 
13 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 10 Jun, 2014
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