Polio-Like Manifestation of Powassan Virus Infection with Anterior Horn Cell Involvement, Canada.

TitlePolio-Like Manifestation of Powassan Virus Infection with Anterior Horn Cell Involvement, Canada.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2019
AuthorsPicheca C, Yogendrakumar V, Brooks JI, Torres C, Pringle E, Zwicker J
JournalEmerg Infect Dis.
Volume25
Issue8
Pagination1609-1611
Date Published08/2019
Keywordsanterior horn cells, arboviruses, Canada, encephalitis viruses, magnetic resonance imaging, meningitis/encephalitis, poliomyelitis, Powassan virus, tick-borne, vector-borne infections, viruses
Abstract

Evidence of spinal cord involvement in Powassan virus infection is largely limited to mouse models. We report a case of a polio-like illness caused by Powassan virus infection in a 62-year-old man in Canada. Magnetic resonance imaging showed T2 hyperintensities in the anterior horns of the cervical spinal cord.

URLhttps://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6649312/