Table of Contents Author Guidelines Submit a Manuscript
Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
Volume 2016, Article ID 1978461, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/1978461
Case Report

Aseptic Meningitis Caused by Lassa Virus: Case Series Report

1Department of Medicine, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State, Nigeria
2Institute of Lassa fever Research and Control, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State, Nigeria
3Lassa Fever Ward, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State, Nigeria
4Department of Paediatrics, Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Irrua, Edo State, Nigeria

Received 10 July 2016; Accepted 13 October 2016

Academic Editor: Chin-Chang Huang

Copyright © 2016 Peter O. Okokhere et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Linked References

  1. WHO Lassa Fever Fact Sheet, http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs179/en/.
  2. D. G. Bausch, A. H. Demby, M. Coulibaly et al., “Lassa fever in Guinea: I. Epidemiology of human disease and clinical observations,” Vector-Borne and Zoonotic Diseases, vol. 1, no. 4, pp. 269–281, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  3. J. B. McCormick, I. J. King, P. A. Webb et al., “A case-control study of the clinical diagnosis and course of Lassa fever,” Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 155, no. 3, pp. 445–455, 1987. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  4. D. W. Fraser, C. C. Campbell, T. P. Monath, P. A. Goff, and M. B. Greg, “Lassa fever in Eastern province of Sierrra Leone, 1970–1972,” The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene, vol. 23, no. 6, pp. 1140–1149, 1974. View at Google Scholar
  5. S. A. Omilabu, S. O. Badaru, P. Okokhere et al., “Lassa fever, Nigeria, 2003 and 2004,” Emerging Infectious Diseases, vol. 11, no. 10, pp. 1642–1644, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  6. S. P. Fisher-Hoch, O. Tomori, A. Nasidi et al., “Review of cases of nosocomial Lassa fever in Nigeria: the high price of poor medical practice,” British Medical Journal, vol. 311, no. 7009, pp. 857–859, 1995. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  7. L. E. Okoror, F. I. Esumeh, D. E. Agbonlahor, and P. I. Umolu, “Lassa virus: seroepidemiological survey of rodents caught in Ekpoma and environs,” Tropical Doctor, vol. 35, no. 1, pp. 16–17, 2005. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  8. D. U. Ehichioya, D. A. Asogun, J. Ehimuan et al., “Hospital-based surveillance for Lassa fever in Edo State, Nigeria, 2005–2008,” Tropical Medicine and International Health, vol. 17, no. 8, pp. 1001–1004, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  9. D. A. Asogun, D. I. Adomeh, J. Ehimuan et al., “Molecular diagnostics for lassa fever at Irrua Specialist Teaching Hospital, Nigeria: lessons learnt from two years of laboratory operation,” PLoS Neglected Tropical Diseases, vol. 6, no. 9, Article ID e1839, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  10. D. Enria, J. N. Mills, R. Flick et al., “Arena viruses,” in Tropical Infectious Diseases: Principles, Pathogens and Practice, R. L. Guerrant, D. H. Walker, and P. F. Weller, Eds., pp. 734–755, Elsevier, Philadelphia, Pa, USA, 2nd edition, 2006. View at Google Scholar
  11. CDC Lyphocytic Choriomeningitis Fact Sheet, http://www.cdc.gov/vhf/lcm/pdf/LCM-FactSheet.pdf.
  12. WHO Global Alert Response, Meningococcal disease—Nigeria, http://www.who.int/csr/don/13-march-2015-nigeria/en.
  13. A. H. Demby, J. Chamberlain, D. W. G. Brown, and C. S. Clegg, “Early diagnosis of Lassa fever by reverse transcription-PCR,” Journal of Clinical Microbiology, vol. 32, no. 12, pp. 2898–2903, 1994. View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  14. P. B. Jahrling, B. S. Niklasson, and J. B. Mccormick, “Early diagnosis of human Lassa fever BY ELISA detection of antigen and antibody,” The Lancet, vol. 325, no. 8423, pp. 250–252, 1985. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  15. P. Emmerich, C. Thome-Bolduan, C. Drosten et al., “Reverse ELISA for IgG and IgM antibodies to detect Lassa virus infections in Africa,” Journal of Clinical Virology, vol. 37, no. 4, pp. 277–281, 2006. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  16. S. Günther, B. Weisner, A. Roth et al., “Lassa fever encephalopathy: lassa virus in cerebrospinal fluid but not in serum,” The Journal of Infectious Diseases, vol. 184, no. 3, pp. 345–349, 2001. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  17. P. O. Okokhere, I. A. Bankole, and G. O. Akpede, “Central nervous system manifestations of lassa fever in Nigeria and the effect on mortality,” Journal of the Neurological Sciences, vol. 333, supplement 1, p. e604, 2013. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar