What is the role of serum ferritin measurement 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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Serum ferritin levels are usually elevated in WNE and not in other causes of encephalitis. The magnitude/duration of serum ferritin elevations also has prognostic importance.


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