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Accelerate Congenital Zika Virus Syndrome Identification

August 31, 2020 • 2:32 am CDT
(Zika News)

This study published in The Lancet on August 26, 2020, reports that clinical Zika virus cases with severe malformations of the rhombencephalon and reduced total brain volume have a higher chance of also showing pathological brain activity, including epileptiform discharges and reduced sleep-related oscillations. And, infants with Zika-derived microcephaly commonly present irritable behavior, which may develop into subclinical and clinical seizures.

This new study suggests 'identifying signs with predictive power over clinical evolution can help the physician to determine better treatment and, consequently, prognosis.'