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Here is a quick mnemonic “ERUPTION HEAD to remember about West Nile Virus Infection Rash

This can be valuable for patients as well as medical doctors, nurses & students doing their clinical rounds. You can also find it very useful for med exams like USMLE, NEET PG, FMGE, NExT & NCLEX exams

West Nile Virus Infection Rash : How To Remember Easily ?

  • E – Extreme rash appears on the trunk, extremities, and head or neck due to West Nile virus infection.
  • R – Rash can be observed in 20-50% of West Nile virus cases.
  • U – Uncommon modes of transmission include mosquito bites, and rarely through blood transfusion or transplanted organs.
  • P – Patients may experience symptoms such as headache, weakness, and malaise.
  • T – The virus can lead to neuroinvasive diseases like encephalitis, meningitis, and flaccid paralysis.
  • I – In some cases, myalgia or muscle pain may be present.
  • O – Outbreaks of West Nile virus often result in maculopapular eruptions on the skin.
  • N – Neurological complications can occur as a result of the infection.
  • H – Headache is a common symptom associated with West Nile virus infection.
  • E – Extreme weakness and fatigue may be experienced by individuals infected with the virus.
  • A – Affected individuals may exhibit signs of encephalitis, meningitis, or flaccid paralysis.
  • D – Diagnosis of West Nile virus infection is based on clinical presentation and laboratory tests.


Dr. Arin Nandi

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