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Pediatr Neurol. 1998 Apr;18(4):354-7.

Rotavirus encephalitis mimicking afebrile benign convulsions in infants.

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Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine, Toyama Medical and Pharmaceutical University, Sugitani, Japan.

Abstract

A 2-year-old-boy had rotavirus gastroenteritis and demonstrated afebrile partial seizures with secondary generalization. The presence of rotavirus genome and anti-rotavirus IgG was detected in the cerebrospinal fluid. The genotype of VP4 was P8 and that of VP7 was G4. The imaging analysis by computed tomography and single photon emission computed tomography implied encephalitis. The seizures were well controlled by standard antiepileptic therapy, and the child experienced normal development with neither physical nor neurologic sequelae, which appeared to mimic benign infantile partial epilepsy.

PMID:
9588535
DOI:
10.1016/s0887-8994(97)00206-3
[Indexed for MEDLINE]

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