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Evidence for an enterovirus as the cause of encephalitis lethargica

Overview of attention for article published in BMC Infectious Diseases, June 2012
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  • In the top 5% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (98th percentile)

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5 news outlets
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3 blogs
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30 tweeters
facebook
1 Facebook page
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3 Wikipedia pages
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1 video uploader

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Title
Evidence for an enterovirus as the cause of encephalitis lethargica
Published in
BMC Infectious Diseases, June 2012
DOI 10.1186/1471-2334-12-136
Pubmed ID
Authors

Robert R Dourmashkin, Glynis Dunn, Victor Castano, Sherman A McCall

Abstract

The epidemic of encephalitis lethargica (EL), called classical EL, was rampant throughout the world during 1917-1926, affecting half a million persons. The acute phase was lethal for many victims. Post-encephalitic parkinsonism (PEP) affected patients for decades. Our purpose was to investigate the cause of classical EL by studying the few available brain specimens. Cases of PEP and modern EL were also studied. Transmission electron microscopy (TEM) and immunohistochemistry were employed to examine brain from four classical EL cases, two modern EL cases and one PEP case.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Denmark 1 2%
Unknown 61 98%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Researcher 11 18%
Student > Ph. D. Student 9 15%
Student > Bachelor 6 10%
Other 5 8%
Student > Master 5 8%
Other 12 19%
Unknown 14 23%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 15 24%
Neuroscience 8 13%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 6 10%
Psychology 4 6%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 4 6%
Other 9 15%
Unknown 16 26%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 85. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 23 August 2022.
All research outputs
#414,151
of 22,520,629 outputs
Outputs from BMC Infectious Diseases
#97
of 7,590 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#1,894
of 144,176 outputs
Outputs of similar age from BMC Infectious Diseases
#1
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