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  • Focal Encephalitis, Meningitis and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Associated with Influenza A Infection

    Med Princ Pract. 2018 Feb 5. doi: 10.1159/000487398. [Epub ahead of print]
    Focal Encephalitis, Meningitis and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome Associated with Influenza A Infection.

    Liang CY, Yang CH, Lin JN.
    Abstract

    OBJECTIVE:

    To present a case of influenza A infection complicated with focal encephalitis, meningitis, and acute respiratory distress syndrome.
    CLINICAL PRESENTATION AND INTERVENTION:

    A 35-year-old woman presented with fever, headache, cough, and body aches. Seizures, altered consciousness, and dyspnea occurred later. The nasopharyngeal swab revealed a positive reaction for influenza A antigen. The magnetic resonance imaging scans showed a T2 prolongation at left frontoparietal subcortical white matter, which was consistent with focal encephalitis. She recovered after treatment with oseltamivir and antibiotics.
    CONCLUSION:

    This case report highlights focal encephalitis with concomitant pulmonary complications after influenza A infection.
    2018The Author(s). Published by S. Karger AG, Basel.


    PMID: 29402867 DOI: 10.1159/000487398
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