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Pediatr Neurol. 1992 Jan-Feb;8(1):69-70.

Pre-eruptive varicella encephalitis and cerebellar ataxia.

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Department of Neurology, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA 02115.

Abstract

Varicella-related neurologic symptoms usually appear during or following the exanthem. Pre-eruptive neurologic manifestations are extremely rare. We report a 6-year-old boy who developed encephalitis, characterized by drowsiness and left-sided hyperactive deep tendon reflexes and cerebellar ataxia, both of which antedated the exanthem by 16 days. The diagnostic and public health implications are discussed.

PMID:
1313676
DOI:
10.1016/0887-8994(92)90057-6
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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