Clinical and Electrophysiologic Patterns of Flaccid Paralysis Due to West Nile Virus
- West Nile virus–an old virus learning new tricks? Briese, Thomas; Bernard, Kristen A. // Journal of NeuroVirology;Oct2005, Vol. 11 Issue 5, p469
West Nile virus (WNV) has spread across the United States causing annual outbreaks since its emergence in 1999. Although severe disease develops only in about 1% of infections, WNV has claimed a total of 564 lives in the 5 years from 1999 to 2003. Observation of flaccid paralysis due to WNV...
- HUMAN WEST NILE VIRUS INFECTION IN EASTERN CROATIA, AUGUST-SEPTEMBER, 2012. Vilibić-Čavlek, Tatjana; Pem-Novosel, Iva; Gjenero-Margan, Ira; Pandak, Nenad; Perić, Ljiljana; Barbić, Ljubo; Kožul, Karlo; Listeš, Eddy; Jeličić, Pavle; Stevanović, Vladimir; Savini, Giovanni // Rad Hrvatske Akademije Znanosti i Umjetnosti. Medicinske Znanost;2013, Vol. 517 Issue 39, p73
In the period from 6 to 21 September, Croatia reported the first clinical cases of human West Nile virus (WNV) neuroinvasive infection in three counties (Brod-Posavina, Osijek-Baranja and Vukovar-Srijem County). The first case was most probably imported from Serbia where the patient resided...
- Virology, Pathology, and Clinical Manifestations of West Nile Virus Disease. Hayes, Edward B.; Sejvar, James J.; Zaki, Sherif R.; Lanciotti, Robert S.; Bode, Amy V.; Campbell, Grant L. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Aug2005, Vol. 11 Issue 8, p1174
West Nile virus (WNV) causes epidemics of febrile illness, meningitis, encephalitis, and flaccid paralysis. Since it was first detected in New York City in 1999, and through 2004, >16,000 WNV disease cases have been reported in the United States, Over the past 5 years, research on WNV disease...
- Acute Flaccid Paralysis and West Nile Virus Infection. Sejvar, James J.; Leis, A. Arturo; Stokic, Dobrivoje S.; Van Gerpen, Jay A.; Marfin, Anthony A.; Webb, Risa; Haddad, Maryam B.; Tierney, Bruce C.; Slavinski, Sally A.; Polk, Jo Lynn; Dostrow, Victor; Winkelmann, Michael; Petersen, Lyle R. // Emerging Infectious Diseases;Jul2003, Vol. 9 Issue 7, p788
Presents a study that evaluated acute flaccid paralysis that developed in seven patients in the setting of acute West Nile virus (WNV) infection, consecutively identified in four hospitals. Serological results for WNV-specific antibodies; Initial signs and symptoms; Initial laboratory findings.
- Acute flaccid paralysis due to West nile virus infection in adults: A paradigm shift entity. Maramattom, Boby Varkey; Philips, Geetha; Sudheesh, Nittur; Arunkumar, Govindakarnavar // Annals of Indian Academy of Neurology;Jan2014, Vol. 17 Issue 1, p85
Three cases of acute flaccid paralysis (AFP) with preceding fever are described. One patient had a quadriparesis with a florid meningoencephalitic picture and the other two had asymmetric flaccid paralysis with fasciculations at the onset of illness. Magnetic resonance imaging in two cases...
- Physical Therapist Examination, Evaluation, and Intervention for a Patient With West Nile Virus Paralysis. Miller, Nancy H.; Miller, David J.; Goldberg, Joanna L. // Physical Therapy;Jun2006, Vol. 86 Issue 6, p843
Background and Purpose. The incidence of West Nile virus (WNV) has increased in the United States since 1999. A small percentage of people with WNV develop West Nile neuroinvasive disease (WNND) with encephalitis and flaccid paralysis. The purpose of this report is to describe the physical...
- Polio Weekly Bulletin. // Polio Weekly Bulletin;2/3/2008, Vol. 23 Issue 6, p1
Several charts are presented that show status of case stool sample analysis in Latin America from July 2007 to June 2008, the status of poliovirus pending intratypic differentiation and the cases of acute flaccid paralysis under investigation.
- Polio Weekly Bulletin. // Polio Weekly Bulletin;1/25/2014, Vol. 29 Issue 4, p1
Several tables are presented which list Acute Flaccid Paralysis (AFP) Surveillance in the Americas including expected and reported AFP cases in 2014 and AFP cases under investigation in 2014.
- Flaccid Paralysis Due to Chronic Baclofen Overdosage. Yelnik, Alain P.; Sportouch, Patrick; Questel, Franck // Alcohol & Alcoholism;May/Jun2013, Vol. 48 Issue 3, p375
The article discusses oral baclofen, which taken at recommended doses usually has only a mild clinical effect on spasticity reduction. It states that a single injection at a dose of only 50Âµg can also lead to complete flaccidity. High doses of baclofen is being practiced by some in the...