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What is Tick-borne encephalitis?

What is Tick-borne encephalitis?

  • 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.
  • 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

Tick-borne encephalitis: Introduction

Types of Tick-borne encephalitis:

Broader types of Tick-borne encephalitis:

How serious is Tick-borne encephalitis?

Complications of Tick-borne encephalitis: see complications of Tick-borne encephalitis

What causes Tick-borne encephalitis?

Causes of Tick-borne encephalitis: see causes of Tick-borne encephalitis

What are the symptoms of Tick-borne encephalitis?

Symptoms of Tick-borne encephalitis: see symptoms of Tick-borne encephalitis

Complications of Tick-borne encephalitis: see complications of Tick-borne encephalitis

Can anyone else get Tick-borne encephalitis?

More information: see contagiousness of Tick-borne encephalitis
Inheritance: see inheritance of Tick-borne encephalitis

Tick-borne encephalitis: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tick-borne encephalitis.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Tick-borne encephalitis.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Tick-borne encephalitis: Infectious Disease Specialist, Neurologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Tick-borne encephalitis.
Treatments for Tick-borne encephalitis: see treatments for Tick-borne encephalitis
Research for Tick-borne encephalitis: see research for Tick-borne encephalitis

Name and Aliases of Tick-borne encephalitis

Main name of condition: Tick-borne encephalitis

Other names or spellings for Tick-borne encephalitis:

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