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Echovirus Type 4 as a Probable Cause of Meningitis Associated with Bilateral Optic Neuritis: A Case Report

Tapio Ihanamäki, Mikko Seppänen, Marjaana Tiainen, Kimmo Mattila, Maija Lappalainen and Kirsi Setälä

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 38, issue 6, pages e49-e51
Published in print March 2004 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online March 2004 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/382078
Echovirus Type 4 as a Probable Cause of Meningitis Associated with Bilateral Optic Neuritis: A Case Report

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A 30-year-old man developed bilateral optic neuritis 1 week after acute viral meningitis caused by echovirus type 4. He received a high-dose steroid treatment combined with intravenous µ-globulin. His visual recovery was good, and there was no sign of a primary demyelinating disease.

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Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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