Japanese encephalitis virus is a neurotropic flavivirus that is the causative agent of the major mosquito-borne encephalitides in the world. In endemic areas, it is regarded as a disease of children and dominantly affects the thalamus, corpus striatum, brainstem, and spinal cord. Japanese encephalitis manifests with altered sensorium, seizures, and focal neurologic deficit.
Apr. 03, 2021