Severe tick-borne encephalitis in a patient previously infected by West Nile virus

Emöke Ferenczi, Enikö Bán, Anita Ábrahám, Tamásné Kaposi, Gábor Petrányi, György Berencsi, Antti Vaheri

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Abstract

We describe severe tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) in a patient who had previously experienced West Nile fever, another flavivirus infection endemic in Hungary. Previous West Nile virus infection does not develop immunity either against TBE virus infection or the disease, and it does not mitigate its clinical course. The possibility of antibody-dependent enhancement is considered.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)759-761
Number of pages3
JournalScandinavian Journal of Infectious Diseases
Volume40
Issue number9
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 4 2008

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Microbiology(all)
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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