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Brachial plexitis preceding encephalomyelitis in a patient with West Nile virus infection
  1. Sonja Scholz,
  2. Bonnie Kaas,
  3. Alexis Simpkins,
  4. Jennifer Lyons,
  5. Arun Venkatesan,
  6. John Probasco
  1. Department of Neurology, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Sonja Scholz; sscholz5{at}


We describe the case of a 54-year-old woman with West Nile virus infection presenting with painful brachial plexitis and radiculitis that preceded the more typically associated symptoms of meningoencephalitis. Physicians should be aware that West Nile virus infection can present with painful brachial plexitis.

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