Our news editors obtained a quote from the research from the Babol University of Medical Sciences, "While we could not detect any responsible microorganism in spite of comprehensive workup, brain magnetic resonance imaging revealed moderate brain atrophy. The diagnosis of progressive encephalitis was made for this patient. Patients with XLA have a higher chance of encephalitis compared with other primary antibody deficiencies."
According to the news editors, the research concluded: "Given the violent nature of encephalitis, it is a concern among XLA patients."
For more information on this research see: Debilitating progressive encephalitis in a patient with BTK deficiency. Acta Microbiologica Et Immunologica Hungarica, 2012;59(3):335-42.
The news editors report that additional information may be obtained by contacting I. Mohammadzadeh, Babol University of Medical Sciences, Non-Communicable Pediatric Diseases Research Center, Babol, Iran.
Keywords for this news article include: Iran, Asia, Babol, Genetics, Encephalitis, Virus Diseases, Central Nervous System Diseases.
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