Influenza-associated global amnesia and hippocampal imaging abnormality. Neurocase Lopez, J., Lomen-Hoerth, C., Deutsch, G. K., Kerchner, G. A., Koshy, A. 2014; 20 (4): 446-451


The acute phase of influenza infection is rarely associated with significant cognitive dysfunction. We describe a case of a 24 year-old man who developed global amnesia in the acute phase of influenza A infection. His deficits resolved over the course of several weeks. Transient abnormalities of diffusion and T2-weighted imaging were seen in the bilateral hippocampi. We review cerebral complications of influenza and discuss the possible role of previously proposed mechanisms in our patient's case.

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