Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences (ISSN: 2582-3183)

Short Communication Volume 4 Issue 12

Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis

Aditya Sharma1*, Sheikh Uzma Farooq2 and Varun Khajuria3

1Department of Veterinary Pathology, Khalsa College of Veterinary Sciences, Amritsar, India
2Department of Veterinary Pharmacology and Toxicology, Khalsa College of Veterinary Sciences, Amritsar, India
3Department of Veterinary Parasitology, Khalsa College of Veterinary Sciences, Amritsar, India

*Corresponding Author: Aditya Sharma, Assistant Professor, Department of Veterinary Pathology, KCVAS Amritsar, India.

Received: November 01, 2022; Published: November 02, 2022


Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus (LCMV) is an arena virus which causes nervous disorders in human beings as well as in mice and hamsters. Mice and hamsters are principal reservoir host of the virus and cover a large geographic area. They infect large number of human population especially during late autumn and early winter due to increase human-mouse contact. It is characterized by aseptic meningitis, encephalitis or meningoencephalitis and infected individual have abnormally high levels of lymphocytes during infection. The pathogenecity is determined by whether the virus is acquired postnatally by children or adults or prenatally. The clinical manifestations in postnatal infection are aseptic meningitis with good prognosis. However prenatally, LCMV can lead to infection in the fetal nervous system and retina, where it causes substantial injury with permanent dysfunctioning and grave prognosis.

Keywords: Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis Virus; Aseptic Meningitis; Encephalitis; Meningoencephalitis


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Citation: Aditya Sharma., et al. “Lymphocytic Choriomeningitis". Acta Scientific Veterinary Sciences 4.12 (2022): 10-12.


Copyright: © 2022 Aditya Sharma., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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