Cortical Vision Loss as a Prominent Feature of H1N1 Encephalopathy
Pula, John H.
DeSanto, Jeffrey R.
Kattah, Jorge C.
PublisherLippincott, Williams & Wilkins
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A 20-year-old woman infected with the 2009 H1N1 strain of influenza A developed bilateral visual loss. Brain MRI showed restricted diffusion of the parietal and occipital lobes, and her spinal fluid did not contain inflammatory cells. This report describes an unusual case of H1N1 influenza A virus infection primarily affecting the posterior visual pathways.