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West Nile Virus Infection Presenting as Cerebellar Ataxia and Fever: Case Report

Karthikeyan Kanagarajan, MD, Sivajini Ganesh, MD, Mazen Alakhras, MD, Eddie S. Go, MD, Rose A. Recco MD, Muhammad M. Zaman, MD
Volume: 96 Issue: 6 June, 2003

Abstract:

Evidence of West Nile encephalitis virus infection has been documented in most states of the continental United States within a short period of its first introduction in 1999. Health care providers are mostly aware of the usual presentations of this disease, eg, aseptic meningitis, encephalitis and Guillain-Barré syndrome. We present a patient whose only manifestations were cerebellar ataxia and fever.

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