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

Keywords

Epstein-Barr virus, infectious mononucleosis, cerebellitis

Abstract

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.

Author Biographies

Katya Muscat ,
Department of Medicine, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida Department of Neurosciences

Ruth Galea ,
Department of Neuroscience, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida Department of Neurosciences

Malcolm Vella ,
Department of Neuroscience, Mater Dei Hospital, Msida Deparmtent of Neurosciences

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  • Published: 2017-01-27

    Issue: Vol. 4 No. 1 (view)

    Section: Articles

    How to cite:
    1.
    Muscat K, Galea R, Vella M. An Adult Case of Acute EBV Cerebellitis. EJCRIM 2017;4 doi:10.12890/2016_000519.