St. Louis encephalitis

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St. Louis encephalitis

Synonyms: Saint Louis encephalitis

An acute arboviral infection caused by a virus of the Flaviviridae family transmitted by an infected mosquito and characterized by the onset of flulike symptoms such as fever malaise headache cough and sore throat that can progress to meningitis or encephalitis with symptoms like nausea vomiting confusion stiff neck disorientation irritability tremors and convulsions. Photophobia cranial nerve palsies and even coma may occur.

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Advocacy Organizations

Aicardi-Goutieres Syndrome Advocacy Association

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