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Western Equine Encephalomyelitis (Encephalitis, Western Equine) Summary

Description: 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) for this Disease

Key Drugs and Agents for Western Equine Encephalomyelitis

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Drugs and Important Biological Agents (IBA) related to treatments:
  1. Antigens : 2 outcomes in 15 results : IBA
  2. Ethyl Ether (Ether) : 1 outcome in 3 results : IBA
  3. Complementary DNA (cDNA) : 1 outcome in 2 results : IBA
  4. A-Form DNA (A-DNA) : 1 outcome in 1 result : IBA
  5. Vidarabine (Vira-A) : 1 outcome in 1 result : FDA 2
  6. Antibodies : 2 studies in 23 results : IBA
  7. DDT : 2 studies in 2 results : IBA
  8. Vaccines : 1 study in 6 results : IBA
  9. Suspensions : 1 study in 2 results : IBA
  10. Carbon Monoxide : 1 study in 1 result : IBA
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Diseases Related to Western Equine Encephalomyelitis

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

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  1. Anesthesia : 1 outcome in 4 results
  2. Artificial Respiration (Mechanical Ventilation) : 1 result

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