[Sandfly virus meningitis in a Danish traveller returning from Tuscany].

Abstract

We report the first case of Sandfly virus meningitis in a Danish traveller returning from Tuscany. A 52 year-old man was admitted with headache, fever and photophobia. Spinal fluid showed evidence of aseptic meningitis. Indirect immuno-fluorescence assays showed presence of immunoglobulin (Ig)M and IgG antibodies reactive against Toscana virus, and Phlebovirus RNA was detected in blood by real-time polymerase chain reaction. The patient recovered spontaneously. Since Sandfly virus is a very common cause of meningitis in the Mediterranean countries, it is important to be aware of this disease in travellers returning from these areas.

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@article{Nissen2011SandflyVM, title={[Sandfly virus meningitis in a Danish traveller returning from Tuscany].}, author={Nanna Bang Nissen and Sanne Jespersen and Lasse Vinner and Anders Fomsgaard and Alex Lund Laursen}, journal={Ugeskrift for laeger}, year={2011}, volume={173 40}, pages={2505-6} }