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[Sandfly virus meningitis in a Danish traveller returning from Tuscany]

Nanna Bang Nissen, Sanne Jespersen, Lasse Vinner, Anders Fomsgaard, Alex Laursen
Ugeskrift for Laeger 2011 October 3, 173 (40): 2505-6
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We report the first case of Sandfly virus meningitis in a Danish traveller returning from Tuscany. A 52 year-old man was admitted with headache, fever and photophobia. Spinal fluid showed evidence of aseptic meningitis. Indirect immuno-fluorescence assays showed presence of immunoglobulin (Ig)M and IgG antibodies reactive against Toscana virus, and Phlebovirus RNA was detected in blood by real-time polymerase chain reaction. The patient recovered spontaneously. Since Sandfly virus is a very common cause of meningitis in the Mediterranean countries, it is important to be aware of this disease in travellers returning from these areas.

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