Title

Fatal deer tick virus infection in Maine.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

9-2017

Institution/Department

Neurology, MMCRI

Journal Title

Clinical infectious diseases : an official publication of the Infectious Diseases Society of America

MeSH Headings

Aged, Animals, Bites and Stings, Encephalitis Viruses, Tick-Borne, Encephalitis, Tick-Borne, Fatal Outcome, Female, Humans, Ixodes, Maine

ISSN

1537-6591

Abstract

Deer tick virus (DTV), a genetic variant (lineage II) of Powassan virus, is a rare cause of encephalitis in North America. We report a fatal case of DTV encephalitis following a documented bite from an Ixodes scapularis tick and the erythema migrans rash associated with Lyme disease.

First Page

1043

Last Page

1046

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