Uveomeningeal syndrome in a healthy, young male: an unusual presentation of West Nile virus

Lindsey Rearigh, Sachin Kedar, Sara H. Bares

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West Nile virus (WNV) is an RNA flavivirus transmitted through a mosquito vector. In 2018 Nebraska reported 242 cases, the highest incidence of WNV since 2003. This included 119 neuroinvasive cases (49%) and 11 deaths (4.5%) (DHHS 2018). Clinical presentation ranges from uncomplicated symptoms including fever, headache, and myalgias to neuroinvasive disease characterized by meningoencephalitis, flaccid paralysis, and other neurologic manifestations. Neuroinvasive WNV usually occurs in elderly and immunocompromised individuals, and ocular involvement is often not detected until later in the disease course. We describe a case of neuroinvasive WNV presenting with uveomeningitis in a young and otherwise healthy patient.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)281-283
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of neurovirology
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 1 2020


  • Neuroinvasive WNV
  • Panuveitis
  • Uveomeningeal syndrome
  • West Nile virus

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Neurology
  • Clinical Neurology
  • Cellular and Molecular Neuroscience
  • Virology


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