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Volume 9, Number 7—July 2003

Research

Acute Flaccid Paralysis and West Nile Virus Infection

James J. Sejvar*Comments to Author , A. Arturo Leis†, Dobrivoje S. Stokic†, Jay A. Van Gerpen‡, Anthony A. Marfin*, Risa Webb§, Maryam B. Haddad*, Bruce C. Tierney*, Sally A. Slavinski§, Jo Lynn Polk†, Victor Dostrow†, Michael Winkelmann†, and Lyle R. Petersen*
Author affiliations: *Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA; †Methodist Rehabilitation Center, Jackson, Mississippi, USA; ‡Ochsner Clinic, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; §Mississippi State Department of Health, Jackson, Mississippi, USA

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Table 3

Initial laboratory findings in patients with acute flaccid paralysis associated with acute West Nile virus infectiona

Case no. Leukocytes
(x103/mm3) Hematocrit (%) CSF
WBC (/mm3) CSF
RBC (/mm3) CSF
protein (mg/dL) CSF
glucose (mg/dL)
1
17.6
38.0
3
1,778
89
54







2
3.6
38.2
2,600
87
204
99







3
11.8
44.4
140
40
234
74







4
9.5
37.8
143
4
116
119







5
7.9
45.6
Not performed
Not performed
Not performed
Not performed







6
13.0
45.4
329
7
75
66







7 10.3 Not performed 182 9 37 79

aCSF, cerebrospinal fluid; WBC, leukocyte count; RBC, erythrocyte count.

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