|Title||Fatal West Nile Virus Encephalitis in a Heart Transplant Recipient|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2015|
|Authors||Gomez AJ, Waggoner JJ, Itoh M, Hollander SA, Gutierrez KM, Budvytiene I, Banaei N, Pinsky BA|
The diagnosis of encephalitis is particularly challenging in immunocompromised patients. We report here a case of fatal West Nile virus encephalitis confounded by the presence of budding yeast in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) from a patient who had undergone heart transplantation for dilated cardiomyopathy 11 months prior to presentation of neurologic symptoms.
|Alternate Journal||J Clin Microbiol|
|Notify Library Reference ID||4664|