Central and peripheral nervous system involvement in Zika virus infection in a child

Abstract

A 7-year-old boy that presented an encephalomyeloradiculitis and no classic symptoms of arboviruses. Zika virus (ZIKV) was confirmed by molecular analyses of cerebrospinal fluid and 1 year later by plaque reduction neutralization test. This case demonstrates that ZIKV can be associated with diffuse nervous system infection in children.

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The authors received financial support from the Conselho Nacional de Desenvolvimento Científico e Tecnológico (CNPq), Coordenação de Aperfeiçoamento de Pessoal de Nível Superior(CAPES), Departamento de Ciência e Tecnologia (DECIT) do Ministério da Saúde and Fundação de Amparo à Pesquisa do Estado de Minas Gerais (FAPEMIG). EGK is a fellow from CNPq.

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Marinho, P.E.S., Alvarenga, P.P.M., Lima, M.T. et al. Central and peripheral nervous system involvement in Zika virus infection in a child. J. Neurovirol. 25, 893–896 (2019). https://doi.org/10.1007/s13365-019-00770-x

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Keywords

  • Zika virus
  • Central nervous system
  • Children
  • Peripheral nervous system