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West Nile virus-associated optic neuritis and chorioretinitis.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  14644244     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
PURPOSE: To report the new ocular and neurologic features of West Nile virus (WNV) meningoencephalitis. DESIGN: Observational case report. METHODS: A 55-year-old woman presented with headache, stiff neck, visual loss, and fever 10 days after a weekend camping trip. Examination revealed vitritis, creamy yellow circular chorioretinal lesions, and peripheral visual field loss. RESULTS: Laboratory investigation indicated the patient was suffering from WNV meningoencephalitis with neuro-ocular involvement. CONCLUSION: Ophthalmologists and infectious disease specialists should recognize that the WNV infection spectrum may include ophthalmic findings, specifically optic neuritis and multifocal chorioretinitis.
William V Anninger; Mark D Lomeo; Jack Dingle; Avrom D Epstein; Martin Lubow
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  American journal of ophthalmology     Volume:  136     ISSN:  0002-9394     ISO Abbreviation:  Am. J. Ophthalmol.     Publication Date:  2003 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2003-12-03     Completed Date:  2003-12-16     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0370500     Medline TA:  Am J Ophthalmol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1183-5     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
Department of Ophthalmology, William Havener Eye Center, Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio 43214, USA.
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MeSH Terms
Chorioretinitis / diagnosis,  etiology*
Eye Infections, Viral / diagnosis,  etiology*
Fluorescein Angiography
Middle Aged
Optic Disk / pathology
Optic Neuritis / diagnosis,  etiology*
Visual Acuity
Vitreous Body / pathology
West Nile Fever / complications*,  diagnosis
West Nile virus / isolation & purification*

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