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Volume 24, Number 8—August 2018

Case Series of Severe Neurologic Sequelae of Ebola Virus Disease during Epidemic, Sierra Leone

Patrick J. HowlettComments to Author , Anna R. Walder, Durodami R. Lisk, Felicity Fitzgerald, Stephen Sevalie, Marta Lado, Abdul N’jai, Colin S. Brown, Foday Sahr, Foday Sesay, Jonathon M. Read, Paul J. Steptoe, Nicholas A.V. Beare, Reena Dwivedi, Marylou Solbrig, Gibrilla F. Deen, Tom Solomon, Malcolm G. Semple, and Janet T. Scott
Author affiliations: King's College London & King's Health Partners, London, UK (P.J. Howlett, A.R. Walder, M. Lado, C.S. Brown); University of Sierra Leone, Freetown, Sierra Leone (D.R. Lisk, A. N’jai, G.F. Deen); University College London Great Ormond Street Institute of Child Health, London (F. Fitzgerald); Save the Children, United Kingdom and Sierra Leone, London (F. Fitzgerald); University of Nairobi, Nairobi, Kenya (S. Sevalie); 34th Military Hospital, Republic of Sierra Leone Joint Armed Forces Joint Medical Unit, Freetown (S. Sevalie, F. Sahr, F. Sesay); Lancaster University, Lancaster, UK (J.M. Read); University of Liverpool, Liverpool, UK (J.M. Read, P.J. Steptoe, N.A.V. Beare, M.G. Semple, J.T. Scott); Royal Liverpool University Hospital, Liverpool (N.A.V. Beare, R. Dwivedi); University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada (M. Solbrig); Institute of Global Health, Walton Centre NHS Foundation Trust, Liverpool (T. Solomon)

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Table 1

Symptom-based criteria used to select patients for assessment in study of severe neurologic sequelae among Ebola virus disease survivors, Sierre Leone

Major selection criteria
Minor selection criteria
Focal weakness
Altered sensation
Vision loss
Loss of appetite
Blurred vision



Inability to balance

Auditory disturbance


Double vision

*Patients were selected for inclusion in a preliminary clinic examination if they exhibited >1 major or >2 minor criteria.

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