A case of central nervous system infection due to a novel Sandfly Fever Virus (SFV) variant: Sandfly Fever Turkey Virus (SFTV)

ERGÜNAY K. , Ismayilova V., Colpak I. A. , Kansu T., Us D.

JOURNAL OF CLINICAL VIROLOGY, cilt.54, ss.79-82, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 54 Konu: 1
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.jcv.2012.01.014
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.79-82


We present a case of viral encephalitis due to Sandfly Fever Turkey Virus (SFTV), a novel phlebovirus genetically related to but distinct from Sandfly Fever Sicilian Virus (SFSV), recently identified in a 63-year-old female, via consensus PCR and sequencing. SFTV was initially characterized in 2010 in samples from outbreaks of febrile diseases occurred during 2007-2008 and to the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of an SFTV-related central nervous system (CNS) infection. (C) 2012 Elsevier B. V. All rights reserved.