Stroke associated with central nervous system vasculitis after West Nile virus infection

J Child Neurol. 2006 Jul;21(7):623-5. doi: 10.1177/08830738060210071301.


We report the association of West Nile virus infection, isolated vasculitis, and stroke in a 9-year-old girl. West Nile virus is of growing epidemiologic importance and should be considered in the differential diagnosis of stroke etiologies, especially during late summer and in patients with a history of exposure in areas where West Nile virus transmission is present.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Child
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Stroke / diagnosis
  • Stroke / etiology*
  • Stroke / therapy
  • Vasculitis, Central Nervous System / diagnosis
  • Vasculitis, Central Nervous System / therapy
  • Vasculitis, Central Nervous System / virology*
  • West Nile Fever / complications*
  • West Nile Fever / diagnosis
  • West Nile Fever / therapy