Idioventricular Rhythm in a Case of West Nile EncephalomyelitisRonald Espinosa1*, Kimberly Schelb2 and Antonio Liu3
- *Corresponding Author:
- Ronald Espinosa
Department of Family Medicine
California Hospital Medical Center/University of Southern California
Los Angeles, California, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: April 03, 2016; Accepted date: April 29, 2016; Published date: May 02, 2016
Citation: Espinosa R, Schelb K, Liu A (2016) Idioventricular Rhythm in a Case of West Nile Encephalomyelitis. J Neuroinfect Dis 7:214. doi:10.4172/2314-7326.1000214
Copyright: © 2016 Espinosa R, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: West nile virus (WNV), since its first appearance in the USA in 1999 has been a leading cause of viral encephalitis. There is one case report of associated fatal arrhythmia. Case: Presented is a 65 year old Hispanic male without significant past medical history presenting with West Nile Encephalomyelitis with subsequent quadriplegia and developed recurrent idioventricular rhythm requiring a permanent pacemaker. Conclusion: In the setting of West Nile Encephalomyelitis, cardiac monitoring for idioventricular rhythms and cardiac intervention should be considered.