Systemic and Ophthalmic Manifestations of West Nile Virus Infection

Yos Priestley; Marcia Thiel; Steven B. Koevary

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Expert Rev Ophthalmol. 2008;3(3):279-292. 

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Current Status of the Field

While kits are currently available for diagnosing WNV, more sensitive methods for detecting the virus shortly after infection would be helpful in individuals in whom differential diagnosis is difficult. More prospective ocular studies would help in solidifying the link between chorioretinitis and possibly other ocular lesions, and WNV. Clearly, the greatest challenge for clinicians is the development of treatments for severe systemic neuropathological symptoms and for ocular symptoms that are not self-limiting.

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