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Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal:
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e31818ddbe9
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Rotavirus Meningoencephalitis in a Previously Healthy Child and a Review of the Literature

Dickey, Michelle MS, APRN*; Jamison, Linda MS, RN*; Michaud, Linda MD†; Care, Marguerite MD‡; Bernstein, David I. MD, MA*; Staat, Mary Allen MD, MPH*

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Abstract

A 31/2-year-old child presented with symptoms of acute gastroenteritis and evidence of central nervous system disease. Evaluation revealed findings consistent with meningoencephalitis and rotavirus detected in the cerebrospinal fluid by polymerase chain reaction. A review of the literature describes 23 cases of central nervous system disease attributed to rotavirus.

© 2009 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.

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