Seizures In Children From Swine Flu Virus

Children should be tested for infection with H1N1 swine flu virus if they have flu-like symptoms and unexplained seizures and treated with flu-fighting drugs, U.S. health officials told.

Health officials told that four children, who got swine flu in late May, in Dallas County, Texas, had seizures or changes in mental status caused by swelling and brain infections.

Two of the four children had seizures, while some experienced weakness, drowsiness and bewilderment and were slow in responding to questions.

Infection with seasonal influenza virus can be associated with neurologic complications, but the frequency with which these occur with novel influenza A (H1N1) virus infection is unknown.

Source: Reuters