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Tick-borne encephalitis

Tick-borne encephalitis: Introduction

Tick-borne encephalitis: A viral infection (flavivirdae) of the central nervous system which is transmitted by ticks. Ticks usually feed on small rodents who are the main carriers of the virus. Transmission may also occur through the consumption of untreated milk. The incubation period is usually 1 to 2 weeks. The symptoms occur in two phases: the first involves symptoms of a general viral illness (fever, headache, nausea, aching muscles) followed by a period of remission and then central nervous system inflammation such as meningitis. However, many patients only suffer the first phase of the disease. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Tick-borne encephalitis is available below.

Symptoms of Tick-borne encephalitis

Treatments for Tick-borne encephalitis

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Tick-borne encephalitis: Complications

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Causes of Tick-borne encephalitis

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Tick-borne encephalitis: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Tick-borne encephalitis

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Tick-borne encephalitis: Research Doctors & Specialists

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Tick-borne encephalitis: Rare Types

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Evidence Based Medicine Research for Tick-borne encephalitis

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Clinical Trials for Tick-borne encephalitis

The US based website ClinicalTrials.gov lists information on both federally and privately supported clinical trials using human volunteers.

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Definitions of Tick-borne encephalitis:

Encephalitis caused by neurotropic viruses that are transmitted via the bite of TICKS. In Europe, the diseases are caused by ENCEPHALITIS VIRUSES, TICK-BORNE, which give rise to Russian spring-summer encephalitis, central European encephalitis, louping ill encephalitis, and related disorders. Powassan encephalitis occurs in North America and Russia and is caused by the Powassan virus. ASEPTIC MENINGITIS and rarely encephalitis may complicate COLORADO TICK FEVER which is endemic to mountainous regions of the western United States. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, pp14-5) - (Source - Diseases Database)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Tick-borne encephalitis as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

 

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