IJMDC. 2019; 3(5): 480-482

Acute necrotizing encephalopathy: a case report

Authors: Waleed Altwaijri, Salman Sultan Alshahrani, Anfal Muaddi Alshalan.

ABSTRACT

Background: Acute necrotizing encephalopathy is a neurological complication of influenza infection. ANE is characterized by periventricular white matter, brainstem, multifocal symmetric brain lesions in the thalamus and cerebellum. ANE is a rare and severe form of H1N1 encephalopathy. Case presentation: The presented case was of 11 years old boy who was diagnosed with acute necrotizing encephalopathy, the patient was clinically examined and several laboratory investigations, MRI as well as RT-PCR for H1N1 was done. The patient was found to be H1N1 positive and was treated with Oseltamivir, intravenous Igs and corticosteroids. The patient was discharged after 5 weeks. Conclusion: Combination of Oseltamivir, corticosteroid and intravenous Igs are effective treatment for children having ANE and results in complete recovery.

Keywords:
acute, necrotizing encephalopathy, H1N1


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Acute necrotizing encephalopathy: a case report


Authors
Waleed Altwaijri
Assistant Professor, KSAU-HS, Director, Pediatric Neurology Residency Program President of the Saudi Pediatric Neurology Society Chairman of the Scientific Committee of Pediatric Neurology Residency Program in Saudi Council
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Salman Sultan Alshahrani
Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia
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Anfal Muaddi Alshalan
Northern Border University, Arar, Saudi Arabia
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Correspondence to:
. Medical Intern, King Khalid University, Abha, Saudi Arabia; Salman.alawashiz@gmail.com

Publication history
Received 13 Jan 2019
Accepted 12 Feb 2019
Published online 12 Feb 2019
Published in print 24 Mar 2019

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Altwaijri W, Alshahrani SS, Alshalan AM, . Acute necrotizing encephalopathy: a case report. IJMDC. 2019; 3(5): 480-482. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547413643


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Altwaijri W, Alshahrani SS, Alshalan AM, . Acute necrotizing encephalopathy: a case report. https://www.ijmdc.com/?mno=25999 [Access: December 03, 2022]. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547413643


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Altwaijri W, Alshahrani SS, Alshalan AM, . Acute necrotizing encephalopathy: a case report. IJMDC. 2019; 3(5): 480-482. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547413643


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Altwaijri W, Alshahrani SS, Alshalan AM, . Acute necrotizing encephalopathy: a case report. IJMDC. (2019), [cited December 03, 2022]; 3(5): 480-482. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547413643


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Altwaijri, W., Alshahrani, . S. S., Alshalan, . A. M. & (2019) Acute necrotizing encephalopathy: a case report. IJMDC, 3 (5), 480-482. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547413643


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Altwaijri, Waleed, Salman Sultan Alshahrani, Anfal Muaddi Alshalan, and . 2019. Acute necrotizing encephalopathy: a case report. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (5), 480-482. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547413643


Chicago Style

Altwaijri, Waleed, Salman Sultan Alshahrani, Anfal Muaddi Alshalan, and . "Acute necrotizing encephalopathy: a case report." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3 (2019), 480-482. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547413643


MLA (The Modern Language Association) Style

Altwaijri, Waleed, Salman Sultan Alshahrani, Anfal Muaddi Alshalan, and . "Acute necrotizing encephalopathy: a case report." International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries 3.5 (2019), 480-482. Print. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547413643


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Altwaijri, W., Alshahrani, . S. S., Alshalan, . A. M. & (2019) Acute necrotizing encephalopathy: a case report. International Journal of Medicine in Developing Countries, 3 (5), 480-482. doi:10.24911/IJMDC.51-1547413643


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