Journal Article

West Nile Virus Encephalitis in a Child with Left-Side Weakness

Gurpreet Vidwan, Kristina K. Bryant, Vinay Puri, Beth H. Stover and Gerard P. Rabalais

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 37, issue 6, pages e91-e94
Published in print September 2003 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online September 2003 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/377263
West Nile Virus Encephalitis in a Child with Left-Side Weakness

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West Nile virus typically causes self-limited fever with flulike symptoms; pediatric cases are rare. We report a unique case involving a 7-year-old girl with left-side weakness and focal temporal lobe findings resembling herpes encephalitis.

Journal Article.  2175 words.  Illustrated.

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

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