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

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

Case reports in neurological medicine, vol.2015, pp.131780, 2015 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 2015
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2015/131780
  • Title of Journal : Case reports in neurological medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.131780


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.