Post-influenza neuromuscular complications

  • Kamila Tuzim Department of Clinical Pathomorphology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
  • Tomasz Tuzim Sanus Specialist Hospital, Stalowa Wola, Poland
  • Magdalena Urbańczuk Department of Clinical Pathomorphology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
  • Marcin Urbańczuk Department of Family Medicine, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
  • Katarzyna Schab Department of Clinical Immunology, Medical University of Lublin, Lublin, Poland
Keywords: influenza, acute encephalopathy, Reye’s syndrome, Guillain-Barré syndrome, Kleine-Levin syndrome, Benign Acute Childhood Myositis

Abstract

According to the data of the World Health Organization, every year influenza develops in up to 1.575 billion people, and 1 million of them die. Although influenza viruses are the leading cause of the upper respiratory tract infections, severe neuromuscular complications occur as well, frequently leading to disability or even death. Children under five years of age and elderly people are at the highest risk of complications and mortality. The article discusses the selected neuromuscular complications of influenza, bringing particular attention to their etiology, symptomatology, diagnostics, and therapy.

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Published
2018-09-10
How to Cite
Tuzim, K., Tuzim, T., Urbańczuk, M., Urbańczuk, M., & Schab, K. (2018). Post-influenza neuromuscular complications. Journal of Health Sciences, 8(2), 78-87. https://doi.org/10.17532/jhsci.2018.519
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