We present a fatal case of West Nile virus meningoencephalomyelitis initially misdiagnosed as COVID-19 in a 63-year-old Egyptian woman with a previous diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus. The patient's medical history and immunosuppressive therapy, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, substantially broadened the differential diagnosis of her encephalitis.

Case report: A fatal case of west nile virus meningoencephalomyelitis in a woman with systemic lupus erythematosus initially misdiagnosed as SARS-CoV-2 infection / M. Schiuma, L. Pezzati, E. Ballone, B. Borghi, M. Osio, D. Mattavelli, L. Galimberti, M. Corbellino, D. Mileto, N. Zanchetta, S. Antinori. - In: AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE. - ISSN 0002-9637. - 104:5(2021), pp. 1716-1718. [10.4269/ajtmh.21-0041]

Case report: A fatal case of west nile virus meningoencephalomyelitis in a woman with systemic lupus erythematosus initially misdiagnosed as SARS-CoV-2 infection

Schiuma M.;Pezzati L.;Ballone E.;Mattavelli D.;Mileto D.;Antinori S.
2021

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We present a fatal case of West Nile virus meningoencephalomyelitis initially misdiagnosed as COVID-19 in a 63-year-old Egyptian woman with a previous diagnosis of systemic lupus erythematosus. The patient's medical history and immunosuppressive therapy, as well as the COVID-19 pandemic, substantially broadened the differential diagnosis of her encephalitis.
West Nile Virus; meningoencephalitis; SARS-CoV-2; Italy
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AMERICAN JOURNAL OF TROPICAL MEDICINE AND HYGIENE
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