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Table 2 Diagnostic work-up in our three patients; here shown are the results of the single laboratory test and the time between symptom onset and sample collection

From: Three case reports of West Nile virus neuroinvasive disease: lessons from real-life clinical practice

  Serum IgM Serum IgG PCR—blood PCR—urine PCR—CSF
Patient#1 + / 12 days + / 12 days + / 12 days + / 12 days − / 8 days
Patient#2 + / 10 days + / 10 days + / 10 days − / 10 days − / 5 days
Patient#3 + / 8 days − / 8 days + / 8 days + / 8 days N/A
  1. N/A not available