Cerebrospinal fluid neutrophilic pleocytosis in hospitalized West Nile virus patients

Renee Crichlow, Jessica Bailey, Cameron Gardner

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Abstract

A description of 7 consecutive patients admitted for various forms of neurological impairment. All these patients were found to have cerebrospinal fluid positive for West Nile virus IgM, and routine bacterial cultures were negative. Six of these patients did not present with the typical lymphocytic pleocytosis often quoted when discussing a viral meningitis/encephalitis; rather most presented with a cerebrospinal fluid neutrophilia.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)470-472
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of the American Board of Family Practice
Volume17
Issue number6
StatePublished - Nov 1 2004

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