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Viral etiology of encephalitis in children in southern Vietnam: results of a one-year prospective descriptive study.

Abstract:

Acute encephalitis is an important and severe disease in children in Vietnam. However, little is known about the etiology while such knowledge is essential for optimal prevention and treatment. To identify viral causes of encephalitis, in 2004 we conducted a one-year descriptive study at Children's Hospital Number One, a referral hospital for children in southern Vietnam including Ho Chi Minh City. Children less than 16 years of age presenting with acute encephalitis of presumed viral etiolog...

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Journal:
PLoS neglected tropical diseases
Volume:
4
Issue:
10
Publication date:
2010
EISSN:
1935-2735
URN:
uuid:931349e8-ba7d-438e-bbc0-457d6fa28eec
Source identifiers:
127399
Local pid:
pubs:127399
Language:
English

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