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Influenza B associated acute necrotising encephalopathy with visual impairment in a child
  1. Ramya Deepthi Billa1,
  2. Theresa Czech2,
  3. Aditya Badheka1 and
  4. Madhuradhar Chegondi1
  1. 1Division of Pediatric Critical Care Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
  2. 2Division of Pediatric Neurology, Department of Pediatrics, University of Iowa Stead Family Children's Hospital, Carver College of Medicine, Iowa City, Iowa, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Madhuradhar Chegondi; madhuradhar-chegondi{at}uiowa.edu

Abstract

Influenza-associated encephalopathy/encephalitis (IAE) can result in serious neurological complications. We report a 4-year-old healthy female child with the diagnosis of IAE. Her clinical course was complicated by temporary visual impairment and significant motor deficits. Her unique ophthalmological findings have little precedent in previous literature.

  • influenza
  • paediatric intensive care
  • infection (neurology)
  • cranial nerves

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  • Competing interests None declared.

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  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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