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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 4

Neurologic deficits at the time of discharge in hospitalized patients with Powassan/deer tick virus encephalitis, New York, USA, 2004–2012*

Neurologic deficit No. (%) patients
Significant limitation in ADL, n = 13 11 (85)
Cognitive deficit, n = 11 6 (55)
Bed bound, n = 13 7 (54)
Focal deficit, n = 10 4 (40)
Quadriplegia, n = 9 3 (33)
Ventilator dependence, n = 11 3 (27)
Aphasia, n = 11 3 (27)
Imbalance, n = 11 2 (18)
Headache, n = 11 2 (18)
Ophthalmoplegia, n = 9 1 (11)

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1These authors contributed equally to this article.

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