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The role of Toscana (TOS) virus in producing encephalitis without meningitis is uncertain. We studied 2 cases of TOS virus encephalitis without meningitis by means of nested polymerase chain reaction assay and DNA sequencing. Findings confirm that TOS virus may directly cause encephalitis and suggest the usefulness of DNA sequencing in investigating(More)
Tuberculosis (TB) is one of the leading causes of death worldwide. Over the last decades, TB has also emerged in the pediatric population. Epidemiologic data of childhood TB are still limited and there is an urgent need of more data on very large cohorts. A multicenter study was conducted in 27 pediatric hospitals, pediatric wards, and public health centers(More)
BACKGROUND Brucellosis in humans is an infectious disease which may occur following contact with infected domestic animals or the ingestion of unpasteurized dairy products. It has rarely been described in pregnancy. The diagnosis, neuropsychiatric manifestations, and management of brucellosis in a 3rd-trimester pregnant woman are discussed. CASE A(More)
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