West Nile Poliomyelitis in a 7-Year-Old Child

Margaret L. Hainline, John C. Kincaid, Denise L. Carpenter, Meredith R. Golomb

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Abstract

West Nile poliomyelitis is a well-described neurologic manifestation of West Nile viral infection in adults. However, few reports have described this manifestation in children infected with West Nile virus. We describe a 7-year-old boy who developed West Nile poliomyelitis with flaccid paralysis of his left leg. Electrodiagnostic testing and radiologic imaging confirmed anterior horn cell injury. We report on his course clinically and electrodiagnostically over 20 months.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)350-354
Number of pages5
JournalPediatric neurology
Volume39
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2008

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Neurology
  • Developmental Neuroscience
  • Clinical Neurology

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