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April 1984

Epstein-Barr Virus-Associated Myelopathy in an Adult

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Neurology (Drs Feinberg and Zonis) and Pathology (Ms Minnich), University of Arizona College of Medicine, Tucson.

Arch Neurol. 1984;41(4):454-455. doi:10.1001/archneur.1984.04050160120027

• A 55-year-old man had a myelopathic syndrome and serologic evidence of Epstein-Barr virus infection. The patient's age and the neurologic and serologic findings suggested reactivation of a latent virus with direct invasion of the CNS. Epstein-Barr virus may exist in a latent state within the nervous system, and should be considered in myelopathic syndromes, even in older patients.

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