Fatal H1N1-Related Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy in an Adult

  title={Fatal H1N1-Related Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy in an Adult},
  author={Yu-Jin Lee and Darvin Scott Smith and Vivek A. Rao and Robert D. Siegel and Jon C. Kosek and Carol Ann Glaser and Alexander C. Flint},
  booktitle={Case reports in critical care},
Acute necrotizing encephalopathy (ANE) is a severe neurological complication of influenza infection, including H1N1 influenza. Many cases of ANE have been reported in the pediatric literature, but very few cases have been described in adults. The cause of ANE remains unknown-the influenza virus is not known to be neurotropic, and evidence of direct viral involvement of the central nervous system (CNS) has not been demonstrated in the limited cases of ANE in which pathological specimens have… CONTINUE READING
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