NEW YORK (GenomeWeb) — After conventional diagnostic approaches came up dry, researchers turned to a next-generation sequencing pipeline to pinpoint the cause of a teenaged boy's encephalitis.

The boy, who also has severe combined immunodeficiency, was hospitalized for six weeks after being ill on and off for nearly a year while clinicians and researchers scrambled to determine what was causing his escalating symptoms.

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