Non-fatal case of H1N1 Influenza encephalopathy in a pediatric patient

Authors

  • María del Carmen Valdivia-Tapia Servicio de Pediatría. Hospital de Emergencias Pediátricas. Lima, Perú.
  • Nilton Yhuri Carreazo Servicio de Cuidados Intensivos Pediátricos. Hospital de Emergencias Pediátricas. Lima, Perú. Escuela de Medicina. Universidad Peruana de Ciencias Aplicadas. Lima, Perú.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.17843/rpmesp.2016.333.2271

Keywords:

Encephalitis, viral, Influenza A virus, H1N1 subtype, Oseltamivir, Child, preschool

Abstract

A 2-year-old girl presented with fever, catarrhal symptoms, and focal right hemispheric seizures that persisted and led to signs of intracranial hypertension. An influenza A H1N1 infection was confirmed via polymerase chain reaction analysis of a nasopharyngeal swab. The patient, who was not treated with oseltamavir, has responded favorably to supportive measures.

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Published

2016-07-20

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Case Report

How to Cite

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Valdivia-Tapia M del C, Carreazo NY. Non-fatal case of H1N1 Influenza encephalopathy in a pediatric patient. Rev Peru Med Exp Salud Publica [Internet]. 2016 Jul. 20 [cited 2024 May 28];33(3):585-7. Available from: https://rpmesp.ins.gob.pe/index.php/rpmesp/article/view/2271

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