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St. Louis encephalitis

Disease definition

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.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • Saint Louis encephalitis
  • Prevalence: Unknown
  • Inheritance: Not applicable 
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: A83.3
  • ICD-11: 1C86
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0014060
  • MeSH: D004674
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: 10041896

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