Clinical features in children hospitalized during the 2005 epidemic of Japanese encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh, India.

@article{Kumar2006ClinicalFI,
  title={Clinical features in children hospitalized during the 2005 epidemic of Japanese encephalitis in Uttar Pradesh, India.},
  author={Ramesh Kumar and Piyush Tripathi and Sudhakar Singh and Gopa Bannerji},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2006},
  volume={43 2},
  pages={
          123-31
        }
}
BACKGROUND Japanese encephalitis is a disease that affects the rural poor in Asia. In August-September 2005, a severe epidemic of Japanese encephalitis occurred in Uttar Pradesh, one of India's poorest states. METHODS Children admitted to the King George Medical University hospital (Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India) with acute febrile encephalopathy (defined as fever plus encephalopathy of <or=2 weeks' duration) from July to October 2005 underwent ELISA for Japanese encephalitis virus… CONTINUE READING

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