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Volume 23, Number 4—April 2017

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Neurologic Complications of Influenza B Virus Infection in Adults, Romania

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Article Title:
Neurologic Complications of Influenza B Virus Infection in Adults, Romania

CME Questions

1. Your patient is a 29-year-old woman with headache and influenza B virus infection. According to the case series from a tertiary facility in Romania by Popescu and colleagues, which of the following statements about clinical and neurologic manifestations of influenza B virus infection in adults is most accurate?

A. Most patients with neurologic manifestations of influenza B were elderly and had multiple previous comorbidities and/or neurologic diseases

B. Half of patients with neurologic manifestations of influenza B had been vaccinated against influenza

C. Cerebellar ataxia was the most common neurologic presentation

D. Influenza B virus should be considered as an etiologic factor in encephalitis in adults as well as in children and adolescents

2. According to the case series from a tertiary facility in Romania by Popescu and colleagues, which of the following statements about treatment and course of influenza B virus infection in adults with neurologic complications is correct?

A. There were no fatalities

B. Respiratory complications and life-threatening respiratory failure were common

C. Neuraminidase inhibitors are less effective against influenza B than influenza A viruses

D. Most adults received oseltamivir, 75 mg twice daily, within the first 48 hours of disease onset

3. According to the case series from a tertiary facility in Romania by Popescu and colleagues, which of the following statements about laboratory and neuroimaging findings of influenza B virus infection in adults with neurologic complications is correct?

A. Viral sequencing identified influenza virus B (Yam)-lineage clade 3, representative of B/Phuket/3073/2013, in 4 patients

B. Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) samples were positive for viral nucleic acids in 4 patients

C. All patients had abnormal brain imaging results

D. All patients had CSF pleocytosis

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