Influenza A-associated central nervous system dysfunction in children presenting as transient visual hallucination

Yhu Chering Huang, Tzou Yien Lin, Shu Li Wu, Kou Chien Tsao

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Five children, ages 3 to 6 years, developed visual hallucination and inappropriate behavior within 3 days of the onset of an influenza-like illness. Electroencephalographic examinations showed generalized slow waves in all five cases. Evidence of acute influenza A viral infection was documented in all five cases. Within 8 days all five children were discharged in stable condition. Influenza A-associated central nervous system dysfunction may be more common than previously recognized, and the prognosis is not necessarily poor.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)366-368
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1 2003
Externally publishedYes



  • Central nervous system dysfunction
  • Encephalitis
  • Encephalopathy
  • Influenza A
  • Visual hallucination

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)

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