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California Encephalitis

A viral infection of the brain caused by serotypes of California encephalitis virus (ENCEPHALITIS VIRUS, CALIFORNIA) transmitted to humans by the mosquito AEDES triseriatus. The majority of cases are caused by the LA CROSSE VIRUS. This condition is endemic to the midwestern United States and primarily affects children between 5-10 years of age. Clinical manifestations include FEVER; VOMITING; HEADACHE; and abdominal pain followed by SEIZURES, altered mentation, and focal neurologic deficits. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, p13)
Also Known As:
Encephalitis, California; Encephalitis, California, Viral; Viral Encephalitis, California; California Viral Encephalitides; Encephalitides, California Viral; Encephalitis, California Viral; Viral Encephalitides, California; California Viral Encephalitis
Networked: 21 relevant articles (0 outcomes, 2 trials/studies)

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Encephalitis (Encephalitis, Rasmussen)
2. Infection
3. Western Equine Encephalomyelitis (Encephalitis, Western Equine)
4. Tick-Borne Encephalitis (Encephalitis, Tick Borne)
5. St. Louis Encephalitis

Experts

1. Sheriff, Heather: 2 articles (06/2015 - 04/2012)
2. Glaser, Carol A: 2 articles (06/2015 - 04/2012)
3. Crawford, John R: 1 article (06/2015)
4. Bykowski, Julie: 1 article (06/2015)
5. Kruk, Peter: 1 article (06/2015)
6. Gold, Jeffrey J: 1 article (06/2015)
7. Dalmau, Josep: 1 article (04/2012)
8. Gable, Mary S: 1 article (04/2012)
9. Tilley, Drake H: 1 article (04/2012)
10. Dyner, L: 1 article (12/2009)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to California Encephalitis:
1. AntibodiesIBA
2. N-Methylaspartate (NMDA)IBA
3. RNA (Ribonucleic Acid)IBA
4. Ribavirin (Virazole)FDA LinkGeneric
5. Glycoproteins (Glycoprotein)IBA
6. Neutralizing AntibodiesIBA
7. Sucrose (Saccharose)IBA
8. Proteins (Proteins, Gene)IBA
9. Polysorbates (PSML)FDA Link
10. PeptidesIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Length of Stay