An Adult Case of Acute EBV Cerebellitis
  • Katya Muscat
    Department of Medicine, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida
  • Ruth Galea
    Department of Neuroscience, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida
  • Malcolm Vella
    Department of Neuroscience, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida


Epstein-Barr virus, infectious mononucleosis, cerebellitis


Acute neurological manifestations of infectious mononucleosis are uncommon and have been predominantly reported in the paediatric population. We report a case of acute Epstein-Barr virus cerebellitis in an adult in whom spontaneous resolution of symptoms and signs occurred after 2 weeks of supportive treatment. An infective cause for an acute cerebellar syndrome in an adult must always be considered in the differential diagnosis when appropriate.



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    Published: 2017-01-27
    Issue: Vol. 4 No. 1 (view)

    How to cite:
    Muscat K, Galea R, Vella M. An Adult Case of Acute EBV Cerebellitis. EJCRIM 2017;4 doi:10.12890/2016_000519.