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Volume 19, Number 12—December 2013

Potential Role of Deer Tick Virus in Powassan Encephalitis Cases in Lyme Disease–endemic Areas of New York, USA

Marc Y. El Khoury1Comments to Author , Jose F. Camargo1, Jennifer L. White, Bryon P. Backenson, Alan P. Dupuis, Kay L. Escuyer, Laura Kramer, Kirsten St. George, Debarati Chatterjee, Melissa Prusinski, Gary P. Wormser, and Susan J. Wong
Author affiliations: New York Medical College, Valhalla, NY, USA (M.Y. El Khoury, J.F. Camargo, D. Chatterjee, G.P. Wormser); Wadsworth Center, New York State Department of Health, Albany, NY, USA (J.L. White, B.P. Backenson, A.P. Dupuis II, K.L. Escuyer, L. Kramer, K. St. George, M. Prusinski, S.J. Wong)

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Table 1

Clinical signs and symptoms of 14 hospitalized patients with Powassan/deer tick virus encephalitis, New York, USA, 2004–2012

Sign or symptom No. (%) patients
Fever 14 (100)
Generalized weakness 12 (86)
Lethargy 10 (72)
Confusion 8 (57)
Seizure 6 (43)
Headache 6 (43)
Rash 6 (43)
Nonneurologic symptoms other than rash* 6 (43)
Vomiting 5 (36)
Focal deficit 5 (36)
Neck stiffness 5 (36)
Aphasia 3 (21)
Tremor 2 (14)
Dizziness 2 (14)
Dysarthria 1 (7)
Balance disturbances 1 (7)
Myoclonus 1 (7)

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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