American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA)
TitleWest Nile Virus: Neurobehavioral and Functional Outcomes
InvestigatorDavid B. Arciniegas, MD
Other InvestigatorsElizabeth Kozora, PhD; Donald C. Rojas, PhD; C. Alan Anderson, MD; Kimberly L. Frey. MS, SLP-CCC, Jeannie L. Topkoff, BS
Brief AbstractWest Nile virus infections are established as a seasonal epidemic in the United States. A nontrivial minority of infected persons develop a neuroinvasive form of this illness characterized by encephalitis, meningitis, acute flaccid paralysis, or some combination of these findings. This case-control study is designed to characterize prospectively the neurological, cognitive, neuropsychiatric, and functional consequences of neuroinvasive West Nile virus infections during the first year following such infections. This study is funded as an R01 by the Center for Disease Control.
Inclusion/Exclusion CriteriaPersons age 18 years or older with recent neuroinvasive West Nile Virus infections admitted to Spalding Rehabilitation Hospital in Aurora, CO.
Opportunities for CollaborationAny center in the Western United States participating in the rehabilitation of persons with neuroinvasive West Nile Virus infections is invited to contact Dr. Arciniegas to explore opportunities for research collaboration.

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