What is the role of medications in the treatment of West Nile virus infection?

Updated: Apr 02, 2018
  • Author: Jess D Salinas, Jr, MD; Chief Editor: Elizabeth A Moberg-Wolff, MD  more...
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Ongoing research is being pursued into the direct treatment of West Nile virus meningoencephalitis with interferon alpha and intravenous immunoglobulin G (Omr-IgG-am).

Medications to manage West Nile virus–associated seizures, cognitive or behavioral issues, sleep problems, and muscle spasticity are often used.


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