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How is tick-borne encephalitis diagnosed?

If your doctor suspects you may have tick-borne encephalitis they will carry out specific blood tests to detect the presence of the virus. To assist with diagnosis, a lumbar puncture may also be performed to get a sample of fluid from around the brain and spinal cord.

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Author: Dr Idan Ben-Barak PhD, MSc, BSc (Med)
First answered: 03 Oct 2014
Last reviewed: 19 May 2018
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Category: Dengue fever

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