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West Nile Fever MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
West Nile Fever
Tree Number(s)
C01.207.245.340.300.887
C01.207.399.750.300.887
C01.920.500.343.950
C01.925.081.343.950
C01.925.182.525.300.850
C01.925.782.310.950
C01.925.782.350.250.900
C10.228.140.430.520.750.300.887
C10.228.228.245.340.300.887
C10.228.228.399.750.300.887
C10.586.250.520.750.300.887
Unique ID
D014901
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D014901
Scope Note
A mosquito-borne viral illness caused by the WEST NILE VIRUS, a FLAVIVIRUS and endemic to regions of Africa, Asia, and Europe. Common clinical features include HEADACHE; FEVER; maculopapular rash; gastrointestinal symptoms; and lymphadenopathy. MENINGITIS; ENCEPHALITIS; and MYELITIS may also occur. The disease may occasionally be fatal or leave survivors with residual neurologic deficits. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, p13; Lancet 1998 Sep 5;352(9130):767-71)
Entry Term(s)
Encephalitis, West Nile Fever
WNV Infection
West Nile Fever Encephalitis
West Nile Fever Meningitis
West Nile Fever Meningoencephalitis
West Nile Fever Myelitis
West Nile Virus Infection
NLM Classification #
WC 542
Public MeSH Note
1991; see TOGAVIRUS INFECTIONS 1981-1990, see ARBOVIRUS INFECTIONS 1966-80
History Note
1991(1966)
Date Established
1991/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/06/30
West Nile Fever Preferred
West Nile Fever Myelitis Narrower
West Nile Fever Meningoencephalitis Narrower
Encephalitis, West Nile Fever Narrower
West Nile Fever Meningitis Narrower
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