Persistent viremia and urine shedding of tick-borne encephalitis virus in an infected immunosuppressed patient from a new epidemic cluster in North-Eastern Italy

Ilaria Caracciolo, Matteo Bassetti, Giorgio Paladini, Roberto Luzzati, Daniela Santon, Maria Merelli, Giovanni De Sabbata, Tea Carletti, Alessandro Marcello, Pierlanfranco D'Agaro

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Abstract

A persistent tick-borne encephalitis virus infection in an immune-suppressed patient is presented. Such an unusual clinical case offers the unique chance of detecting persistent viremia associated to the erythrocyte fraction and shedding of the virus in the urine for more than six weeks. The infection occurred in a new area of the Friuli Venezia-Giulia region (North Eastern Italy) where two additional cases are also being reported.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)48-51
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Virology
Volume69
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Aug 1 2015

Keywords

  • Friuli-Venezia Giulia region
  • Immuno-compromized host
  • Italy
  • Persistent infection
  • Real-time PCR
  • Sequencing
  • TBEV
  • Tick-borne encephalitis
  • Trieste
  • Virus isolation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Virology
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Caracciolo, I., Bassetti, M., Paladini, G., Luzzati, R., Santon, D., Merelli, M., De Sabbata, G., Carletti, T., Marcello, A., & D'Agaro, P. (2015). Persistent viremia and urine shedding of tick-borne encephalitis virus in an infected immunosuppressed patient from a new epidemic cluster in North-Eastern Italy. Journal of Clinical Virology, 69, 48-51. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcv.2015.05.019