Tick-borne encephalitis in southwestern Germany

Infection. Sep-Oct 1996;24(5):398-9. doi: 10.1007/BF01716094.

Abstract

In Baden-Württemberg in 1994 and 1995 approximately 390 persons fell ill after infection with the tick-borne encephalitis (TBE) virus. Detailed clinical data were available from 300 patients for further analysis. TBE mostly manifested as meningitis (50%) or meningoencephalitis (38%) and more rarely as encephalomyelitis and/or radiculitis (12%). Four patients with encephalomyelitis died.

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Age Factors
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Encephalitis, Tick-Borne / epidemiology*
  • Encephalomyelitis / diagnosis
  • Encephalomyelitis / mortality
  • Encephalomyelitis / virology
  • Female
  • Germany / epidemiology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Meningitis / diagnosis
  • Meningitis / virology
  • Meningoencephalitis / diagnosis
  • Meningoencephalitis / virology
  • Radiculopathy / diagnosis
  • Radiculopathy / virology
  • Sex