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Histopathologically Proven Poliomyelitis with Quadriplegia and Loss of Brainstem Function Due to West Nile Virus Infection

Shira I. Doron, John F. Dashe, Lester S. Adelman, William F. Brown, Barbara G. Werner and Susan Hadley

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 5, pages e74-e77
Published in print September 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/377177
Histopathologically Proven Poliomyelitis with Quadriplegia and Loss of Brainstem Function Due to West Nile Virus Infection

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Recent electrophysiological and histopathological reports point to motor neurons in the anterior horn of the spinal cord and the brainstem as targets of severe West Nile virus (WNV) infection. We report histopathological confirmation of this poliomyelitis-like syndrome in a patient with WNV infection in Massachusetts.

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

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