Emerging Cases of Powassan Virus Encephalitis in New England: Clinical Presentation, Imaging, and Review of the Literature.

@article{Piantadosi2016EmergingCO,
  title={Emerging Cases of Powassan Virus Encephalitis in New England: Clinical Presentation, Imaging, and Review of the Literature.},
  author={A. Piantadosi and D. B. Rubin and D. McQuillen and L. Hsu and P. Lederer and C. Ashbaugh and Chad Duffalo and R. Duncan and Jesse M. Thon and S. Bhattacharyya and N. Basgoz and S. Feske and J. Lyons},
  journal={Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America},
  year={2016},
  volume={62 6},
  pages={
          707-713
        }
}
  • A. Piantadosi, D. B. Rubin, +10 authors J. Lyons
  • Published 2016
  • Medicine
  • Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America
BACKGROUND Powassan virus (POWV) is a rarely diagnosed cause of encephalitis in the United States. In the Northeast, it is transmitted by Ixodes scapularis, the same vector that transmits Lyme disease. The prevalence of POWV among animal hosts and vectors has been increasing. We present 8 cases of POWV encephalitis from Massachusetts and New Hampshire in 2013-2015. METHODS We abstracted clinical and epidemiological information for patients with POWV encephalitis diagnosed at 2 hospitals in… Expand
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