Thermal instability of compound variants of carnitine palmitoyltransferase II and impaired mitochondrial fuel utilization in influenza-associated encephalopathy.

Influenza-associated encephalopathy (IAE) is characterized by persistent high fever, febrile convulsions, severe brain edema, and high mortality in otherwise apparently healthy individuals. We have reported that a large proportion of patients suffering from disabling or fatal IAE, with transiently elevated serum acylcarnitine during high fever, exhibit a… CONTINUE READING