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Serologic Evidence of Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus Infection in a Patient with Suspected Lyme Disease in Japan

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Title: Serologic Evidence of Tick-Borne Encephalitis Virus Infection in a Patient with Suspected Lyme Disease in Japan
Authors: Yoshii, Kentaro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Sato, Kozue Browse this author
Ishizuka, Mariko Browse this author
Kobayashi, Shintaro Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Kariwa, Hiroaki Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Kawabata, Hiroki Browse this author
Issue Date: 1-Jul-2018
Publisher: American Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Journal Title: American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene
Volume: 99
Issue: 1
Start Page: 180
End Page: 181
Publisher DOI: 10.4269/ajtmh.18-0207
PMID: 29848409
Abstract: Tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) is widely prevalent on the Eurasian continent, including Japan, but four cases of TBE have been reported in Japan. To inspect unconfirmed TBE cases in Japan, we conducted a retrospective seroepidemiological study of a total of 158 samples from 81 meningoencephalitis patients suspected as Lyme disease. Two serum samples from one patient showed neutralizing antibodies against TBE virus. The patient with severe and progressive encephalitis had a history of tick bite in Hokkaido in 2012. These results demonstrated that tick-borne encephalitis virus (TBEV) case was actually unconfirmed in Japan. Further seroepidemiological surveys are required to identify unconfirmed TBEV infections to consider the pros and cons of introducing specific countermeasures including vaccination in Japan.
Type: article (author version)
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2115/74863
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Submitter: 好井 健太朗

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