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Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus in man. Serologic evidence of association with pet hamsters;.
JAMA. 1975 May 05; 232(5):501-4.JAMA

Abstract

Laboratory evidence of recent or current lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) virus infection was obtained in 60 patients. Twelve had diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) infection: four of meningoencephalitis and eight of meningitis. Thirty-four patients had a grippe-like syndrome. Fifty-nine had had contact with pet hamsters. All of the 24 patients whose pets were studied had been exposed to one or more hamsters with serologic evidence of past LCM virus infection. The data implicate pet hamsters as a source of LCM in man. A continuous effective control of LCM virus in pet hamsters appears impractical. At present, the only feasible way to prevent further cases is the physician's special attention to the possibility of rodent contacts of patients with CNS disease and early laboratory confirmation of suspected cases of human LCM virus infections.

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Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

1091750

Citation

Deibel, R, et al. "Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus in Man. Serologic Evidence of Association With Pet Hamsters;." JAMA, vol. 232, no. 5, 1975, pp. 501-4.
Deibel R, Woodall JP, Decher WJ, et al. Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus in man. Serologic evidence of association with pet hamsters;. JAMA. 1975;232(5):501-4.
Deibel, R., Woodall, J. P., Decher, W. J., & Schryver, G. D. (1975). Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus in man. Serologic evidence of association with pet hamsters;. JAMA, 232(5), 501-4.
Deibel R, et al. Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus in Man. Serologic Evidence of Association With Pet Hamsters;. JAMA. 1975 May 5;232(5):501-4. PubMed PMID: 1091750.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus in man. Serologic evidence of association with pet hamsters;. AU - Deibel,R, AU - Woodall,J P, AU - Decher,W J, AU - Schryver,G D, PY - 1975/5/5/pubmed PY - 1975/5/5/medline PY - 1975/5/5/entrez SP - 501 EP - 4 JF - JAMA JO - JAMA VL - 232 IS - 5 N2 - Laboratory evidence of recent or current lymphocytic choriomeningitis (LCM) virus infection was obtained in 60 patients. Twelve had diagnosis of central nervous system (CNS) infection: four of meningoencephalitis and eight of meningitis. Thirty-four patients had a grippe-like syndrome. Fifty-nine had had contact with pet hamsters. All of the 24 patients whose pets were studied had been exposed to one or more hamsters with serologic evidence of past LCM virus infection. The data implicate pet hamsters as a source of LCM in man. A continuous effective control of LCM virus in pet hamsters appears impractical. At present, the only feasible way to prevent further cases is the physician's special attention to the possibility of rodent contacts of patients with CNS disease and early laboratory confirmation of suspected cases of human LCM virus infections. SN - 0098-7484 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/1091750/Lymphocytic_choriomeningitis_virus_in_man__Serologic_evidence_of_association_with_pet_hamsters L2 - https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/vol/232/pg/501 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -