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Long‐term neuromuscular outcomes of west nile virus infection: A clinical and electromyographic evaluation of patients with a history of infection.

8/31/2018

Dr. Willer interviews Dr. Athar Parveen on her article, Long‐term neuromuscular outcomes of west nile virus infection: A clinical and electromyographic evaluation of patients with a history of infection. The study found that 33% of these patients (10 of 30) showed abnormalities on nerve conduction and/or needle electromyography due to primary or secondary outcomes of WNV infection. Most common electrodiagnostic findings and causes of long-term disability were related to anterior horn cell poliomyelitis (WNV poliomyelitis). Electrical data on these patient populations were similar to those observed in chronic poliomyelitis. With more than 16,000 cases of WNV neuroinvasive disease reported across the USA since 1999, understanding clinical outcomes from infection will provide a resource for physicians managing long-term care of these patients. Muscle Nerve 57: 77-82, 2018.



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