West Nile virus infection and postoperative neurological symptoms: A case report and review of the literature

Natalie C. Moreland, Laura B. Hemmer*, Antoun Koht

*Corresponding author for this work

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)410-413
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Clinical Anesthesia
Volume26
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2014

Keywords

  • West Nile fever encephalitis
  • West Nile fever meningitis
  • West Nile virus postoperative complications

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine

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