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Brought Down by a Mosquito? West Nile Virus Encephalitis

  • Meheroz H. Rabadi
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    Requests for reprints should be addressed to Meheroz H. Rabadi, MD, MRCPI, FAAN, FANA, Veterans Affairs Medical Center, 921 NE 13th St, Oklahoma City, OK 73104.
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    Oklahoma City VA Medical Center, Department of Neurology at the Oklahoma University Health Sciences Center, Oklahoma City
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      Neurologic symptoms in a previously healthy man spurred a battery of tests to determine the cause. The 51-year-old patient lived alone and was transferred to our intensive care unit from another facility. Emergency medical services personnel first brought him to his local emergency department, where he stated that he had not been feeling well the day before. Then, over a 24-hour period, his level of consciousness decreased, and he developed tetraparesis.
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