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Sep, 2017

Higher rates of triple class virologic failure in perinatally HIV-infected teenagers compared to heterosexually infected young adults in Europe

 

Authors: Judd A, Lodwick R, Noguera-Julian A, et al.. Pursuing Later Treatment Options II (PLATO II) Project Team for the Collaboration of Observational HIV Epidemiological Research Europe (COHERE) in EuroCoord. Published in: HIV Med. 2017;18(3):171-180 Objectives The aim of the study was to determine the time to, and risk factors for, triple‐class virological failure (TCVF) across age groups for children and adolescents with perinatally acquired HIV infection and older adolescents and adults with heterosexually acquired HIV infection. Methods We analysed individual patient data from cohorts in the Collaboration of Observational HIV Epidemiological Research Europe (COHERE). […]

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Sep, 2017

Meningo-encephalo-myelitis in children during the Zika virus epidemic in Grenada

 

Authors: Nelson B, Melbourne-Chambers R, Christie CDC Published in: West Indian Med J. Published Online: December 20, 2017 Abstract Zika Virus is neurotropic. We report two children from the Caribbean island of Grenada, a three-year-old with acute neuro-inflammation who had intractable seizures, meningo-encephalitis, CSF pleocytosis and Zika IgM positive acute serology and a four-year-old with acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis manifesting as generalized seizures, optic neuritis, diffuse cerebral dysfunction, encephalopathy, impaired speech and ataxia who also had CSF pleocytosis as well as Zika IgM and dengue IgM positive acute serologies. Both cases […]

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Sep, 2017

Consequences of perinatal infections with rubella, measles, and mumps

 

Authors: Schwarz ER Published in: Curr Opin Virol. 2017;27:71-77 Abstract Measles, mumps, and rubella have recently taken the stage as re-emerging diseases of public health importance-particularly in regards to the consequences seen with perinatal infections. Effective vaccination strategies have successfully reduced the spread of measles, mumps, and rubella in the United States, but a current trend of increased vaccination hesitancy, fear of vaccine safety, and spread of misconceptions surrounding the science of vaccines have led to a relative resurgence of these diseases in the developed world. This article aims to explore […]

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Sep, 2017

Neurologic complications associated with the Zika virus in brazilian adults

 

Authors: da Silva IRF, Frontera JA, Bispo de Filippis AM, Nascimento OJMD Published in: JAMA Neurol.2017;74(10):1190-1198 Importance  There are no prospective cohort studies assessing the incidence and spectrum of neurologic manifestations secondary to Zika virus (ZIKV) infection in adults. Objective  To evaluate the rates of acute ZIKV infection among patients hospitalized with Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), meningoencephalitis, or transverse myelitis. Design, Setting, and Participants  A prospective, observational cohort study was conducted at a tertiary referral center for neurological diseases in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, between December 5, 2015, and May 10, 2016, among consecutive […]

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