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Sub-acute hydrocephalus in a patient with influenza A (H3N2) virus-related cerebellitis
  1. Paolo De Santis1,
  2. Giacomo Della Marca2,
  3. Giuseppe Di Lella3,
  4. Fabio Cavallaro1
  1. 1Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
  2. 2Institute of Neurology, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
  3. 3Department of Bioimaging and Radiological Sciences, Catholic University School of Medicine, Rome, Italy
  1. Correspondence to Dr Paolo De Santis, Department of Anaesthesiology and Intensive Care, Catholic University School of Medicine, Largo Gemelli, 8–00168 Rome, Italy; desantis.com{at}hotmail.com

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A 47-year-old man with a history of HCV-related hepatitis, bilateral kidney malformations with chronic renal failure in dialysis, and an attempt of kidney transplantation failed for rejection, developed rapidly worsening bitemporal headache without any preceding symptoms.

He was at home, and was able to drive to the hospital where he should have undergone a scheduled dialysis session. Soon after his arrival to the hospital, and just before starting haemodialysis in the nephrology department, he presented a hypertensive crisis (systolic blood pressure >200 mm Hg) associated with agitation, mental confusion and …

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