TITLE

Electroencephalography Findings in Adult Patients with West Nile Virus--Associated Meningitis and Meningoencephalitis

AUTHOR(S)
Gandelman-Marton, R.; Kimiagar, I.; Itzhaki, A.; Klein, C.; Theitler, J.; Rabey, J. M.
PUB. DATE
December 2003
SOURCE
Clinical Infectious Diseases;12/1/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 11, p1573
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Eighteen adult patients with serologically confirmed West Nile virus (WNV)–associated meningitis or meningoencephalitis were admitted to our hospital during the 2000 West Nile fever outbreak in Israel. Thirteen of the patients had a more severe and prolonged clinical course, and an electroencephalogram (EEG) was, therefore, requested. A specific EEG pattern was seen in 8 patients, consisting of generalized slowing, which was more prominent over the anterior regions. Generalized slowing that was prominent over the temporal area was seen in 2 patients, and intermittent slowing over the temporal region was seen in 1 patient. Two patients had normal EEG findings. We suggest that WNV meningoencephalitis should be considered in the differential diagnosis of meningitis or meningoencephalitis with a prolonged clinical course and anteriorly predominant slowing on an EEG.
ACCESSION #
11472236

 

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