Rotavirus Cerebellitis: New Aspects to an Old Foe?

Melanie J Thompson, Peter J Gowdie, Carl D Kirkwood, Richard Ralph Doherty, Michael Collingwood Fahey

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Abstract

Rotavirus is recognized as a significant cause of severe gastroenteritis in children under age 5 years, and is estimated to result in two million hospitalizations and 527,000 deaths per year worldwide. Rotavirus is increasingly recognized as a routine cause of systemic infection. We present a 4-year old girl with encephalitis and features of cerebellar inflammation on magentic resonance imaging, in whom rotavirus RNA was detected in blood and cerebrospinal fluid.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48 - 50
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Neurology
Volume46
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012

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