Clinical Significance of Human Metapneumovirus in Refractory Status Epilepticus and Encephalitis: Case Report and Review of the Literature.

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VEHAPOGLU A., Turel O., SAHIN T. U., Kutlu N. O., ISCAN A.

Case reports in neurological medicine, vol.2015, pp.131780, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2015
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2015/131780
  • Journal Name: Case reports in neurological medicine
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Academic Search Premier, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.131780
  • Bezmialem Vakıf University Affiliated: Yes


Encephalitis is a complex neurological disease that is associated with significant morbidity and mortality, and the etiology of the disease is often not identified. Humanmetapneumovirus (hMPV) is a common cause of upper and lower respiratory tract infections in children. Few reports are available showing possible involvement of hMPV in development of neurologic complications. Here, we describe an infant, the youngest case in literature, with refractory status epilepticus and severe encephalitis in whomhMPV was detected in respiratory samples and review diagnostic workup of patient with encephalitis.