Influenza encephalopathy and related neuropsychiatric syndromes
Version of Record online: 12 NOV 2013
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Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses
Special Issue: Severe Influenza: Burden, Pathogenesis and Management, Second isirv Antiviral Group Conference, Hanoi, Vietnam, 29-31 October 2012. Guest Editors: Dr Frederick Hayden and Dr Alan Hay. Wiley has published this supplement with financial support from the isirv antiviral group.
Volume 7, Issue Supplement s3, pages 67–71, November 2013
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2013) Influenza encephalopathy and related neuropsychiatric syndromes. Influenza and Other Respiratory Viruses 7(Suppl. 3), 67–71.(
- Issue online: 12 NOV 2013
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- Acute encephalopathy;
Influenza is occasionally complicated by CNS disorders, in particular impairment of consciousness. Severe disorders encompass multiple, distinct syndromes manifesting acute encephalopathy, whereas mild disorders represent multiple, ill-defined neuropsychiatric syndromes. Acute encephalopathy is manifested with seizures and coma, with or without multi-organ involvement. The outcome varies from death or neurologic sequelae to recovery and differs among syndromes. Transient neuropsychiatric disorders are manifested with delirium and/or abnormal behavior. There also are multiple syndromes. The outcome is usually favorable, although occasional fatal accidents warrant caution.