Acute necrotizing encephalopathy in an adult as a complication of H1N1 infection

BJR Case Rep. 2019 Nov 15;5(4):20190028. doi: 10.1259/bjrcr.20190028. eCollection 2019 Dec.


Acute necrotizing encephalitis is one of the recognized influenza-associated encephalopathies which has a characteristic multifocal symmetric involvement of the thalami bilaterally with only very few cases were reported in adults. We present a case of a young adult female who was presented with post-H1N1 Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy with full neurological recovery after proper clinicoradiological diagnosis and rapid treatment with steroids and intravenous immunoglobulins.

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