Bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis and related respiratory complications in a patient with West Nile virus infection

Betensley A D; Jaffery S H; Collins H; Sripathi N; Alabi F
March 2004
Thorax;Mar2004, Vol. 59 Issue 3, p268
Academic Journal
The case report is presented of a patient with West Nile virus infection and ventilator dependent respiratory failure in whom bilateral diaphragmatic paralysis developed. If the prevalence of West Nile virus infection continues to rise, recognition of diaphragmatic paralysis and related respiratory complications will become increasingly important to the pulmonary/critical care physician.


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