What is the role of leukocyte count in the workup of West Nile virus (WNV) infection and encephalitis (WNE)?

Updated: Apr 05, 2021
  • Author: David J Cennimo, MD, FAAP, FACP, AAHIVS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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West Nile encephalitis (WNE), as with many viral illnesses, may feature mild leukopenia. Leukocytosis usually suggests another diagnosis.


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