Neuroinvasive West Nile Virus Disease in an Elderly Patient with Diffuse Large B-Cell Lymphoma Treated with R-CHOP Therapy: A Case Report

Arslan B., GÜNDÜZ H. M. , Unlu N., Cavus G., Menemenlioglu D.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.36, no.5, pp.287-289, 2019 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Editorial Material
  • Volume: 36 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.4274/balkanmedj.galenos.2019.2018.12.74
  • Title of Journal : BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-289


Background: West Nile virus is an arthropod-borne virus (arbovirus) and emerging cause of significant illness in European and Mediterranean countries. West Nile virus infection can cause severe and potentially fatal neurological illnesses, including encephalitis, meningitis, and acute flaccid paralysis. Additionally, immunosuppression, alcohol abuse, old age, and diabetes mellitus are common factors associated with West Nile neuroinvasive disease.