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New-onset Bell’s palsy after neuroinvasive West Nile virus

Abstract

In this case report, a patient was diagnosed with new-onset Bell’s palsy 3 weeks after the onset of neuroinvasive West Nile virus. This was the second case report of West Nile virus-associated Bell’s palsy, highlighting the need to monitor these patients for peripheral neuropathies. This case report is also intended to raise awareness about the prevalence of West Nile virus in the USA.

  • Tropical medicine (infectious disease)
  • Infection (neurology)
  • Neuromuscular disease
  • Cranial nerves

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