Systemic and intraocular manifestations of West Nile virus infection

TitleSystemic and intraocular manifestations of West Nile virus infection
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2005
AuthorsGarg S, Jampol LM
JournalSurv Ophthalmol
Pagination3 - 13
Date PublishedJan-Feb
ISSN0039-6257 (Print) 0039-6257 (Linking)
Accession Number15621074
KeywordsAdult, Aged, Antibodies, Viral / analysis, Chorioretinitis / diagnosis / epidemiology / *virology, Eye Infections, Viral / diagnosis / epidemiology / *etiology, Female, Fundus Oculi, Humans, Male, Middle Aged, Optic Neuritis / diagnosis / epidemiology / *virology, United States / epidemiology, Uveitis / diagnosis / epidemiology / *virology, West Nile Fever / diagnosis / epidemiology / *etiology, West Nile virus / immunology / *isolation & purification

Since the introduction of West Nile virus in the Western Hemisphere in 1999, the incidence of human infection has increased dramatically. As this virus spreads westward across the United States, ophthalmologists should be aware of this presently uncommon but important condition. Systemic features of West Nile virus infection are well characterized; however, the ophthalmic presentations are not widely known. Intraocular involvement with West Nile virus infection was first described in February 2003, and a variety of ophthalmic manifestations have since been recognized. A complete survey of the systemic and intraocular manifestations of West Nile virus infection relevant to the ophthalmologist is presented.

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