Late presentation of Nipah virus encephalitis and kinetics of the humoral immune response

Wong, See Chang and Ooi, Mong How and Wong, MNL and Tio, Phaik Hooi and Solomon, Tom and Cardosa, Mary Jane (2001) Late presentation of Nipah virus encephalitis and kinetics of the humoral immune response. Journal of Neurology Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 71. pp. 552-554. ISSN 1468-330X

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Abstract

Nipah virus is a newly discovered paramyxovirus transmitted directly from pigs to humans. During a large encephalitis outbreak in Malaysia and Singapore in 1998–9, most patients presented acutely. A 12 year old child is described who developed encephalitis 4 months after exposure to the virus. She was diagnosed by a new indirect IgG enzyme linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA), which is also described. The late presentation and IgG subclass responses had similarities to subacute sclerosing panencephalitis. Nipah virus should be considered in patients with encephalitis even months after their possible exposure.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nipah virus; encephalitis; diagnosis, unimas, university, universiti, Borneo, Malaysia, Sarawak, Kuching, Samarahan, ipta, education, research, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak
Subjects: Q Science > Q Science (General)
Divisions: Academic Faculties, Institutes and Centres > Institute of Health and Community Medicine
Depositing User: Karen Kornalius
Date Deposited: 03 Apr 2017 07:04
Last Modified: 03 Apr 2017 07:04
URI: http://ir.unimas.my/id/eprint/15788

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