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Volume 19, Number 2—February 2013


Eastern Equine Encephalitis in Children, Massachusetts and New Hampshire,USA, 1970–2010

Michael A. Silverman, John Misasi, Sandra Smole, Henry A. Feldman, Adam B. Cohen, Sandro Santagata, Michael McManus, and Asim A. AhmedComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Author affiliations: Children's Hospital Boston, Boston, Massachusetts, USA (M.A. Silverman, J. Misasi, H.A. Feldman, S. Santagata, M. McManus, A.A. Ahmed); Department of Public Health, Boston (S. Smole); Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston (A.B. Cohen); Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston (S. Santagata)

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Table 4

Results of neuroimaging studies for 9 children with eastern equine encephalitis, Massachusetts and New Hampshire, 1970–2010*

Location studiedNo. (%) patients with abnormal finding
MRI, n = 8CT, n = 9
Meninges8 (100)0
Cortex7 (88)5 (56)
Basal ganglia7 (88)6 (67)
Thalamus5 (63)4 (44)
Brainstem2 (25)2 (22)
Subcortical white matter1 (13)1 (11)
Periventricular white matter0 1 (11)
Hydrocephalus02 (22)
Any8 (100)6 (67)

*MRI, magnetic resonance imaging; CT, computed tomography.

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