Acute hydrocephalus due to impaired CSF resorption in Toscana virus meningoencephalitis

Department of Neurology, Charité–Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Berlin, Germany.
Neurology (Impact Factor: 8.29). 08/2012; 79(8):829-31. DOI: 10.1212/WNL.0b013e3182661f1a
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Toscana virus, a neurotropic infectious agent endemic to Mediterranean countries, classified in the sandfly fever virus group (genus Phlebovirus, family Bunyaviridae), is a frequent cause of aseptic meningitis and encephalitis in Italy.(1) The disease usually has a favorable outcome, and reports of severe courses are rare.(1,2) We present an unusual case of acute hydrocephalus as the initial symptom of Toscana virus meningoencephalitis.

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