Journal Article

The Role for Intravenous Immunoglobulin in the Treatment of West Nile Virus Encephalitis

Michael Haley, Avi S. Retter, Daniel Fowler, Jaun Gea-Banacloche and Naomi P. O'Grady

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 6, pages e88-e90
Published in print September 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/377172
The Role for Intravenous Immunoglobulin in the Treatment of West Nile Virus Encephalitis

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Intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG) with high titers to West Nile virus was used as an adjuvant therapy for a patient with West Nile virus encephalitis that did not respond to supportive care. We present this case report and review the evidence supporting the use of high-titer IVIG.

Journal Article.  2351 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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