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Zika virus associated with sensory polyneuropathy

Published:August 21, 2016DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jns.2016.08.044
      Zika virus infection has become a new emergent neuropathological agent with several neurological complications [
      • White M.K.
      • Wollebo H.S.
      • Beckham D.J.
      • Tyler K.L.
      • Khalili K.
      Zika Virus: An Emergent Neuropathological Agent.
      ]. Cao-Lormeau et al. reported an outbreak of Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) associated with Zika virus infection in French Polynesia [
      • Cao-Lormeau V.M.
      • Blake A.
      • Mons S.
      • Lastère S.
      • Roche C.
      • Vanhomwegen J.
      • et al.
      Guillain-Barré syndrome outbreak associated with Zika virus infection in French Polynesia: a case-control study.
      ]. A syndrome associated with congenital Zika virus infection (mainly microcephaly with brain malformations) was reported initially in Brazil and now been confirmed elsewhere [
      • Rasmussen S.A.
      • Jamieson D.J.
      • Honein M.A.
      • Petersen L.R.
      Zika virus and birth defects—reviewing the evidence for causality.
      ,
      • Hazin A.N.
      • Poretti A.
      • Martelli C.M.T.
      • Huisman T.A.
      Microcephaly epidemic research group, et al., computed tomographic findings in microcephaly associated with Zika virus.
      ,
      • Mlakar J.
      • Korva M.
      • Tul N.
      • Popović M.
      • Poljšak-Prijatelj M.
      • Mraz J.
      • et al.
      Zika virus associated with microcephaly.
      ]. Other neurological complications associated with Zika virus such as meningoencephalitis [
      • Carteaux G.
      • Maquart M.
      • Bedet A.
      • Contou D.
      • Brugières P.
      • Fourati S.
      • et al.
      Zika virus associated with meningoencephalitis.
      ] and acute myelitis [
      • Mécharles S.
      • Herrmann C.
      • Poullain P.
      • Tran T.H.
      • Deschamps N.
      • Mathon G.
      • et al.
      Acute myelitis due to Zika virus infection.
      ] have also been reported. We now describe the first case of reversible sensory polyneuropathy associated with acute Zika virus infection.

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