Influenza B-associated encephalopathy in two adults


AK O., BITEKER F., Cag Y. , OCAL G., BENZONANA N., CIBLAK M. A. , ...More

JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY, vol.18, no.6, pp.961-964, 2012 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s10156-012-0413-8
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF INFECTION AND CHEMOTHERAPY
  • Page Numbers: pp.961-964
  • Keywords: Influenza B, Adult, Encephalitis/encephalopathy, VIRUS

Abstract

Influenza virus is associated with a variety of neurological complications, of which the most commonly encountered are seizures and encephalopathy. Acute encephalitis and postinfectious encephalopathy have been reported infrequently in association with influenza A and B virus infections. We describe two previously healthy adults who presented with encephalopathy with a virologically documented influenza B infection.