Acute Encephalopathy and Pandemic (H1N1) 2009.

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Summary of "Acute Encephalopathy and Pandemic (H1N1) 2009."

To the Editor: Since the World Health Organization declared a global pandemic of influenza A pandemic (H1N1) 2009 in June 2009, the number of cases of this strain of influenza has steadily risen. Although most cases have been mild, with complete and uneventful recovery, multiple cases of severe infection with complications, including death, have been reported. Yet the neurologic complications of this virus have been rarely described. We read with interest the article by Kitcharoen et al. (1) concerning a patient with encephalopathy associated with pandemic (H1N1) 2009, which progressed to produce quadriplegia with diffuse sensory loss. In that study, however, pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus was not isolated from the patient's cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or brain tissue or detected by reverse transcription-PCR (RT-PCR). We report a case in an adolescent patient with encephalopathy-associated pandemic (H1N1) 2009 that was confirmed by real-time RT-PCR of CSF.

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University of Ulsan College of Medicine, Seoul, South Korea.

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Name: Emerging infectious diseases
ISSN: 1080-6059
Pages: 1811-3

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