A young girl with suspected encephalitis caused by avian influenza A (H5N1) infection in Indonesia

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Anita Juniatiningsih
Darmawan B Setyanto
Vivi Setiawaty
Endang R Sedyaningsih


A previously healthy two-year-old girl was admitted to the Emergency Unit of Cipto Mangunkusumo Hospital (CMH) Jakarta, on March 23, 2006 with a deterioration of consciousness since four days before admission. She was referred by a district hospital with a working diagnosis of suspect encephalitis, gastroenteritis, and febrile convulsion. History taken from her parents revealed that since eight days before admission she had a mild fever and cough, without rhinorrhea. Her appetite, defecation and urination were normal. Patient was taken to a clinic, where she was diagnosed as having an upper respiratory tract infection, and was given three kinds of medicine (i.e., antipyretic, expectorant and antibiotic).

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Juniatiningsih A, Setyanto D, Setiawaty V, Sedyaningsih E. A young girl with suspected encephalitis caused by avian influenza A (H5N1) infection in Indonesia. PI [Internet]. 14Jul.2020 [cited 15Aug.2020];50(1):62-. Available from: https://paediatricaindonesiana.org/index.php/paediatrica-indonesiana/article/view/2449
Infection & Tropical Pediatrics
Received 2020-07-14
Published 2020-07-14


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