Brain Neurorehabil.  2014 Sep;7(2):131-135. 10.12786/bn.2014.7.2.131.

Neuropsychological and Psychiatric Impairment after West Nile Virus Encephalitis in Korean: A Case Report

  • 1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, Bundang Jesaeng General Hospital, Korea.


West Nile virus (WNV) is the most widespread arbovirus in the world. It can cause serious or fatal central nervous system (CNS) infection. We present a case of 58-year-old man who developed neuropsychologic and psychiatric impairment such as cognitive impairment, depressive symptoms, health concerns and thought disorder after West Nile virus encephalitis. This is the first imported case of West Nile virus infection in Korean.


encephalitis; neuropsychological tests; West Nile virus
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