While several studies have been published on the prognosis of the meningitic and encephalitic courses of TBE, only few data exist on the long-term prognosis of the myelitic form of TBE. Therefore, the objective of the prospective study on hand was to follow up on such patients over a period of 10 years. Method: In Baden-Wuerttemberg, 731 patients fell ill with TBE between 1994 and 1999. Of those patients, 81 (11%) suffered from encephalomyelitis. All patients were asked to participate in this study, and 57 gave their consent. Individual impairment was measured by allocating separate scores for the paresis of the extremities or cranial nerves, ataxia, impaired consciousness, respiratory paralysis, and defective hearing. Total impairment was measured at follow-up investigations after 1, 3, 5, and 10 years.
Citation: Kaiser R (2014) Long-Term Prognosis in Tick-Borne Encephalitis – A 10- Year Follow-Up Study in Patients with a Myelitic Course of Disease. J Neuroinfect Dis 5: 140. doi: 10.4172/2314-7326.1000140