volume 22, issue 3, P561-575 2008
DOI: 10.1016/j.idc.2008.03.013
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Reinhard Kaiser

Abstract: In middle and eastern European countries, tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is one of the most important human infections of the central nervous system. TBE virus (TBEV) is mainly transmitted by tick bites and rarely by unpasteurized milk. In European countries, TBE presents as meningitis in about 50% of patients, as meningoencephalitis in 40%, and as meningoencephalomyelitis in 10%. The severity of TBE increases with age; in children and adolescents, meningitis is the predominant form of the disease. The long-ter…

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