Influenza A-associated central nervous system dysfunction in children presenting as transient visual hallucination.
HUANG, YHU-CHERING MD, PhD; LIN, TZOU-YIEN MD; WU, SHU-LI MS; TSAO, KOU-CHIEN BS
Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal.
22(4):366-368, April 2003.
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Fivechildren, ages 3 to 6 years, developed visual hallucination and inappropriate behavior within 3 days of the onset of an influenza-like illness. Electroencephalographic examinations showed generalized slow waves in all five cases. Evidence of acute influenza A viral infection was documented in all five cases. Within 8 days all five children were discharged in stable condition. Influenza A-associated central nervous system dysfunction may be more common than previously recognized, and the prognosis is not necessarily poor.
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