Influenza-Associated Encephalopathy Hiroyuki Torisu 1,2 , Toshiro Hara 2 1Department of Pediatrics, Fukuoka Dental College 2Department of Pediatrics, Graduate School of Medical Sciences, Kyushu University Keyword: 浮腫 , サイトカインストーム , 代謝異常 , 興奮毒性 , 遺伝的素因 , brain edema , cytokine storm , metabolic disorder , excitotoxicity , genetic factor pp.859-869
Published Date 2015/7/1
DOI https://doi.org/10.11477/mf.1416200224
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Influenza-associated encephalopathy is a syndrome that chiefly manifests consciousness disturbance provoked by influenza. It is defined pathologically as acute neurological dysfunction that results from non-inflammatory brain edema. The clinical picture is so diverse that many clinical subtypes and multiple pathologies have been proposed to date. Influenza-associated encephalopathy is diagnosed and treated according to the disease guideline in Japan, which has improved the outcome of influenza-associated encephalopathy. Although influenza-associated encephalopathy had been regarded as a childhood disease in Japan, adult cases and those in the US and Europe have been reported since the 2009 pandemic. Therefore, influenza-associated encephalopathy has been spotlighted.

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