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Minerva Anestesiologica 2002 July-August;68(7-8):627-9

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language: Italian

Quadriplegia and prolonged respiratory in-sufficiency due to tick-borne encephalomyelitis. Case report

Mazzon D. 1, Stetka F. 1, Bernardi L. 1, Ferracci F. 2, Mondardini V. 3, Papa N. 4, Bertiato G. 4

1 UOA Anestesia e Rianimazione, 2 UOA Neurologia, 3 UOA Malattie Infettive, 4 Laboratorio di Analisi Chimico-Cliniche e di Microbiologia Ospedale S. Martino - Belluno


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Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is an uncommon and potentially severe illness. TBE virus is transmitted to the humans by an infected tick and it spreads to the central nervous system determining various clinical pictures. A case in which TBE virus caused an encephalomyelitis with quadriplegia and respiratory insufficiency that persist one year after the diagnosis, is reported. Such a clinical manifestation of TBE has never been described in Italy till now.

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