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Hypothalamic abnormalities and Parkinsonism associated with H1N1 influenza infection.

Summary of "Hypothalamic abnormalities and Parkinsonism associated with H1N1 influenza infection."


ABSTRACT:

OBJECTIVE:
To describe a case of a young adult with severe H1N1 influenza illness associated with hypothalamic abnormalities and post-influenza parkinsonism.
DESIGN:
Case report. Patient: A 22-year-old woman with H1N1 influenza infection developed encephalopathy followed by diverse hypothalamic dysfunction manifestations, sleeplessness, and persistent parkinsonian features.
RESULTS:
CSF analysis, brain imaging and EEG ruled out hypoxic brain injury or other illnesses.
CONCLUSIONS:
A number of viruses have been associated with both acute and chronic parkinsonism. A link between parkinsonism and influenza viruses is somewhat controversial. This is the first reported case of parkinsonism following an H1N1 influenza infection.

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Name: Journal of neuroinflammation
ISSN: 1742-2094
Pages: 47

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