Article in Japanese
Prospective studies on neurological symptoms associated with influenza virus infection during 2006-2007 influenza season (part 1)
TAKUYA TANABE1, KEITA HARA1, MIWA TOMINAGA1, CHIKAKO KINOSHITA1, TOSHIHIKO KASAHARA1, MAKI KOU1, KEISUKE OKASORA1, TAKAHIRO MORIMOTO1, HIROSHI TAMAI2
We investigated 240 patients presenting with neurological symptoms during the 2006-2007 influenza season. Febrile seizures in patients over 6 years of age were more frequently seen in association with influenza infection. No patients who presented febrile seizures while being treated with oseltamivir (Tamiflu) showed a prolonged seizure duration or prolonged post-ictal unconsciousness. Among the neurological symptoms observed, abnormal behaviors were more frequently seen in patients with than in those without influenza. Furthermore, the rate of abnormal behaviors among these neurological symptoms was higher in patients being treated with Tamiflu. Further examination is needed to assess the features of neurological symptoms associated with influenza as well as the influence of Tamiflu.
1Division of Pediatrics, Hirakata City Hospital
2Department of Pediatrics, Osaka medical College
|Received||January 1, 1970|
|Accepted||January 1, 1970|