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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr0220102772.
Published online Aug 5, 2010. doi:  10.1136/bcr.02.2010.2772
PMCID: PMC3027730
Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
Viral encephalitis associated with pandemic 2009 (H1N1) influenza A
Janne Alakare,1 Raija Jurkko,2 Kirsi-Maija Kaukonen,3 Kari-Pekka Saastamoinen,4 Tom Bäcklund,2 Johanna Kaartinen,2 Elina Kolho,5 and Veli-Pekka Harjola2
1Department of Internal Medicine, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
2Department of Emergency and Acute Care, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
3Department of Anaesthesia and Intensive Care, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
4Department of Neurology, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
5Department of Infectious Diseases, Helsinki University Central Hospital, Helsinki, Finland
Correspondence to Janne Alakare, janne.alakare/at/hus.fi
Abstract
Encephalitis has been described as a rare complication of pandemic 2009 (H1N1) influenza A infection in children and adolescents. This report is on two adult patients who presented with encephalitis in relation to acute H1N1 influenza. Encephalitis is therefore also a potential complication of pandemic 2009 (H1N1) influenza infection in adults.
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