Influenza A-associated encephalopathy with bilateral thalamic necrosis in Japan

M. Shinjoh, M. Bamba, K. Jozaki, E. Takahashi, G. Koinuma, N. Sugaya

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Two cases of acute encephalopathy in young children clearly showed evidence of influenza A virus infection and bilateral thalamic lesions. Influenza-associated encephalopathy with bilateral thalamic lesions has mostly been reported in Japan; it differs from Reye's syndrome in several respects. Other factors in addition to influenza virus infection may have contributed to the etiology of encephalopathy in our case patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)611-613
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Infectious Diseases
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2000

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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