Welcome to NEAS!
NEAS is a multicentric study looking to combine the efforts of researchers, healthcare providers and patients in the Americas to establish a comprehensive registry of the clinical, radiologic and paraclinical profile of patients with new onset of neurological diseases associated mosquito-borne viruses, known as arboviruses.
Arboviral infections such as Dengue, Chikungunya and Zika virus have become an important cause of neurological disease in the Americas. With the recent epidemic, there has been an increase in the number of cases of neurological diseases like Guillain-Barré Syndrome, Myelitis and Encephalitis, and there’s even been a suspected association with the increasing number of microcephaly cases that have been recently reported. Such association between the arboviruses and the neurological complications is still presumptive.
This study aims to improve our understanding about the relationship between these viruses and nervous system diseases. We hope that it helps to improve the way we understand these diseases and we take care of the patients affected by them.
This website is curated by the Neuroimmunopathology Laboratory at the Division of Neuroimmunology and Neuroinfectious Disorders, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21287. This project is funded in part by Johns Hopkins Project Restore & The Bart McLean Fund for Neuroimmunology Research.