Fatal Influenza A(H1N1)pdm09 Encephalopathy in Immunocompetent Man
Marie Simon1, Romain Hernu1, Martin Cour, Jean-Sébastien Casalegno, Bruno Lina, and Laurent Argaud
Author affiliations: Hospices Civils de Lyon, Lyon, France (M. Simon, R. Hernu, M. Cour, J.S. Casalegno, B. Lina, L. Argaud); Université Claude Bernard Lyon 1, Lyon (M. Cour, B. Lina, L. Argaud); Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale, Lyon (M. Cour, L. Argaud); Centre National de Référence des Virus Influenza Région Sud France, Lyon (J.S. Casalegno, B. Lina)
Figure. . . A) Noncontrast cranial computed tomographic (CT) scan of a 26-year-old immunocompetent man with influenza, showing diffuse cerebral edema (Ed) and bilateral parieto-occipital hematoma (H). B) Cranial CT scan with contrast injection, showing diffuse cerebral edema (Ed) and cord sign (arrow) related to a venous thrombosis (VT) of the superior sagittal sinus.
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