Absence of associations between influenza-associated encephalopathy and human herpesvirus 6 or human herpesvirus 7.

@article{Kawada2003AbsenceOA,
  title={Absence of associations between influenza-associated encephalopathy and human herpesvirus 6 or human herpesvirus 7.},
  author={Jun-Ichi Kawada and Hiroshi Kimura and Shinya Hara and Yoshinori Ito and Hisashi Kawashima and Toshiomi Okuno and Tsuneo Morishima},
  journal={The Pediatric infectious disease journal},
  year={2003},
  volume={22 2},
  pages={115-9}
}
BACKGROUND Influenza-associated encephalopathy is a severe complication of influenza virus infection, but its pathogenesis is unknown. It was recently suggested that the neurologic complications of influenza, including encephalopathy, are associated with human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6) and human herpesvirus 7 (HHV-7). AIM To confirm or refute the association between influenza-associated encephalopathy and HHV-6 or HHV-7. METHODS Cerebrospinal fluid and serum from 25 patients with central nervous… CONTINUE READING

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