West Nile virus encephalitis in organ transplant recipients: Another high-risk group for meningoencephalitis and death?

Debby Desalvo, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Ram Peddi, Todd David Merchen, Krishna Konijetti, Manish Gupta, Robyn Boardman, Christin Rogers, Joseph Buell, Michael Hanaway, Joseph Broderick, Roger Smith, E. Steve Woodle

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Abstract

West Nile virus infection has been spreading westward across the continental United States since 1999. Although it often presents as a mild, self-limiting viral illness, it can result in a devastating meningoencephalitis in some patient populations, particularly the elderly. We report in this article on two immunosuppressed transplant patients who developed a severe meningoencephalitis caused by mosquito-borne West Nile virus infection. Suggestions for the prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of West Nile virus infection in this patient population are described.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)466-469
Number of pages4
JournalTransplantation
Volume77
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Feb 15 2004
Externally publishedYes

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West Nile virus encephalitis in organ transplant recipients : Another high-risk group for meningoencephalitis and death? / Desalvo, Debby; Roy-Chaudhury, Prabir; Peddi, Ram; Merchen, Todd David; Konijetti, Krishna; Gupta, Manish; Boardman, Robyn; Rogers, Christin; Buell, Joseph; Hanaway, Michael; Broderick, Joseph; Smith, Roger; Woodle, E. Steve.

In: Transplantation, Vol. 77, No. 3, 15.02.2004, p. 466-469.

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Desalvo, D, Roy-Chaudhury, P, Peddi, R, Merchen, TD, Konijetti, K, Gupta, M, Boardman, R, Rogers, C, Buell, J, Hanaway, M, Broderick, J, Smith, R & Woodle, ES 2004, 'West Nile virus encephalitis in organ transplant recipients: Another high-risk group for meningoencephalitis and death?', Transplantation, vol. 77, no. 3, pp. 466-469. https://doi.org/10.1097/01.TP.0000101434.98873.CB
Desalvo, Debby ; Roy-Chaudhury, Prabir ; Peddi, Ram ; Merchen, Todd David ; Konijetti, Krishna ; Gupta, Manish ; Boardman, Robyn ; Rogers, Christin ; Buell, Joseph ; Hanaway, Michael ; Broderick, Joseph ; Smith, Roger ; Woodle, E. Steve. / West Nile virus encephalitis in organ transplant recipients : Another high-risk group for meningoencephalitis and death?. In: Transplantation. 2004 ; Vol. 77, No. 3. pp. 466-469.
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