Plasmapheresis for Rescue in Severe Encephalopathy and Multiorgan Failure from Fulminant Influenza (H3N2) Infection

Prashant Jha, Daniel Gebhard

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Abstract

We are presenting a case of 4-years-old previously healthy male with coma, severe acute hepatitis and multiorgan failure in presence of Influenza infection. Literature review highlighted an immune-mediated pathophysiology for such presentations so the child underwent a trial of plasmapheresis which resulted in a rapid clinical improvement and child was discharge in his baseline neurologic status by day 14.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)E464-E466
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2020

Keywords

  • immune mediated encephalitis
  • influenza
  • multiorgan dysfunction
  • plasmapheresis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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