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Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis Summary

Description: A form of arboviral encephalitis (primarily affecting equines) endemic to eastern regions of North America. The causative organism (ENCEPHALOMYELITIS VIRUS, EASTERN EQUINE) may be transmitted to humans via the bite of AEDES mosquitoes. Clinical manifestations include the acute onset of fever, HEADACHE, altered mentation, and SEIZURES followed by coma. The condition is fatal in up to 50% of cases. Recovery may be marked by residual neurologic deficits and EPILEPSY. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, pp9-10)

Also Known As: Encephalomyelitis, Eastern Equine; Eastern Equine Encephalitis; Eastern Equine Encephalitides; Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitides; Encephalitides, Eastern Equine Show All >>

Networked: 111 relevant articles (1 outcomes, 7 trials/studies) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Poly I-C : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  2. Antigens : 1 study in 18 results : IBA
  3. Chikungunya virus infection : 1 study in 6 results : IBA
  4. Monoclonal Antibodies : 1 study in 5 results : IBA
  5. Formaldehyde (Formol) : 1 study in 3 results : FDA 1
  6. Epitopes : 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  7. Antibodies : 26 results : IBA
  8. Vaccines : 10 results : IBA
  9. Neutralizing Antibodies : 6 results : IBA
  10. Immunoglobulin M (IgM) : 5 results : IBA
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Diseases Related to Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis

  1. St. Louis Encephalitis
  2. Infection
  3. Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis
  4. Rabies (Hydrophobia)
  5. Poliomyelitis (Polio)
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Key Therapies for Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis

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  1. Anesthesia : 2 studies in 2 results
  2. Injections : 1 study in 1 result
  3. Immunotherapy : 1 result

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