Laboratory diagnosis of JE is generally accomplished by testing of serum or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to detect virus-specific IgM antibodies. JE virus IgM antibodies are usually detectable 3 to 8 days after onset of illness and persist for 30 to 90 days, but longer persistence has been documented.Laboratory diagnosis of JE is generally accomplished by testing of serum or cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) to detect virus-specific IgM antibodies. JE virus
Does Japanese encephalitis go away?
Permanent problems occur in up to half of people who recover from JE. The disease occurs in Southeast Asia and the Western Pacific. About 3 billion people live in areas where the disease occurs. About 68,000 symptomatic cases occur a year, with about 17,000 deaths.
How many stages of Japanese encephalitis are there for diagnosis?
The illness has three stages – a prodromal stage with fever, headache, vomiting, and other nonspecific symptoms, an acute encephalitic stage with convulsions, coma, and signs of raised intracranial tension, and a convalescent stage.