The incidence of West Nile virus, which may cause a range of clinical presentations including subclinical infections, mild febrile illness, meningitis, or encephalitis, has increased over recent years. Rare complications, including optic neuritis, also have been reported. A patient who presented with preoperative asymptomatic West Nile virus developed fever, altered mental status and temporary vision loss after elective multilevel spine fusion surgery.
- West Nile fever encephalitis
- West Nile fever meningitis
- West Nile virus postoperative complications
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine