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Western Equine Encephalomyelitis (Encephalitis, Western Equine)

A form of arboviral encephalitis (which primarily affects horses) endemic to western and central regions of NORTH AMERICA. The causative organism (ENCEPHALOMYELITIS VIRUS, WESTERN EQUINE) may be transferred to humans via the bite of mosquitoes (CULEX tarsalis and others). Clinical manifestations include headache and influenza-like symptoms followed by alterations in mentation, SEIZURES, and COMA. DEATH occurs in a minority of cases. Survivors may recover fully or be left with residual neurologic dysfunction, including PARKINSONISM, POSTENCEPHALITIC. (From Joynt, Clinical Neurology, 1996, Ch26, pp8-9)
Also Known As:
Encephalitis, Western Equine; Western Equine Encephalitis; Encephalomyelitis, Western Equine; Equine Encephalitis, Western
Networked: 122 relevant articles (6 outcomes, 6 trials/studies)

Relationship Network

Disease Context: Research Results

Related Diseases

1. Infection
2. Venezuelan Equine Encephalomyelitis
3. Eastern Equine Encephalomyelitis
4. St. Louis Encephalitis
5. Tick-Borne Encephalitis (Encephalitis, Tick Borne)

Experts

1. Reisen, William K: 4 articles (05/2015 - 03/2003)
2. Fang, Ying: 4 articles (05/2015 - 03/2003)
3. Parker, Michael D: 3 articles (10/2014 - 10/2002)
4. Nagata, Les P: 3 articles (03/2005 - 11/2004)
5. Brault, Aaron C: 2 articles (05/2015 - 05/2009)
6. Gibbs, Paul H: 2 articles (11/2012 - 08/2009)
7. Wong, Jonathan P: 2 articles (03/2005 - 03/2005)
8. Suresh, Mavanur R: 2 articles (03/2005 - 11/2004)
9. Das, Dipankar: 2 articles (03/2005 - 11/2004)
10. Green, Emily N: 2 articles (05/2004 - 03/2003)

Drugs and Biologics

Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to Western Equine Encephalomyelitis:
1. AntigensIBA
2. Ethyl Ether (Ether)IBA
3. Complementary DNA (cDNA)IBA
4. A-Form DNA (A-DNA)IBA
5. Vidarabine (Vira-A)FDA Link
6. AntibodiesIBA
7. DDTIBA
8. VaccinesIBA
9. SuspensionsIBA
10. Carbon MonoxideIBA

Therapies and Procedures

1. Anesthesia
2. Artificial Respiration (Mechanical Ventilation)