Bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis and related respiratory complications in a patient with West Nile virus infection

A. D. Betensley*, S. H. Jaffery, H. Collins, N. Sripathi, F. Alabi

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Abstract

The case report is presented of a patient with West Nile virus infection and ventilator dependent respiratory failure in whom bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis developed. If the prevalence of West Nile virus infection continues to rise, recognition of diaphragmatic paralysis and related respiratory complications will become increasingly important to the pulmonary/critical care physician.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)268-269
Number of pages2
JournalThorax
Volume59
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 2004

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine

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