Viral Infections of the Human Nervous System by Banu Anlar, Kalbiye Yalaz (auth.), Alan C. Jackson (eds.)

By Banu Anlar, Kalbiye Yalaz (auth.), Alan C. Jackson (eds.)

Viral infections of the apprehensive process are very important simply because they're linked to excessive morbidity and mortality. numerous pathogenetic mechanisms are all for those infections and an knowing of the pathogenesis is key in knowing the diagnostic and scientific administration elements of the affliction. really good investigations are usually precious for definitive analysis, even if a presumptive analysis should still frequently be suspected at the foundation of the medical positive factors. a number of the chapters during this e-book are written by means of neurologists who're specialists in easy technological know-how study in their subject as well as energetic medical perform of their specialty.

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The symptoms resolve spontaneously over a few weeks (Copperman 1977; Eshel et al. 1987). Visual evoked potentials have an increased 30 A. Tselis P100-N145 wave complex, and hexamethylpropylene amine oxime single-photon emission computed tomography showed decreased perfusion in the visual tracts and visual cortex (Lahat et al. 1999; Kuo et al. 1998). 7 Acute Hemiplegia Occasionally acute EBV infection can be associated with a rapidly developing hemiplegia, which can resemble a stroke. Some cases of so-called “acute hemiplegia of childhood” may well be due to acute EBV, and there are detailed reports of such cases.

Brain MRI was normal. Acyclovir, dexamethasone, and antiparkinsonian medications were given and the patient returned to normal over the next 2 months (Roselli et al. 2006). 3 Cranial Nerve Palsy The most common cranial nerve palsy associated with acute EBV infection is Bell’s palsy, which may be unilateral or bilateral (Grose et al. 1973; Egan 1960). Epstein–Barr Virus and Cytomegalovirus Infections 29 Sometimes several cranial nerves can be affected. A case of unilateral Bell’s palsy with ipsilateral deafness and facial numbness has been reported to follow IM (Taylor and Parsons-Smith 1969).

The symptoms resolve spontaneously over a few weeks (Copperman 1977; Eshel et al. 1987). Visual evoked potentials have an increased 30 A. Tselis P100-N145 wave complex, and hexamethylpropylene amine oxime single-photon emission computed tomography showed decreased perfusion in the visual tracts and visual cortex (Lahat et al. 1999; Kuo et al. 1998). 7 Acute Hemiplegia Occasionally acute EBV infection can be associated with a rapidly developing hemiplegia, which can resemble a stroke. Some cases of so-called “acute hemiplegia of childhood” may well be due to acute EBV, and there are detailed reports of such cases.

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