Journal Article

A Clinical Study of Hospitalized H1N1 Infected Children in Western Rajasthan

B. D. Gupta and Adarsh Purohit

in Journal of Tropical Pediatrics

Volume 57, issue 2, pages 87-90
Published in print April 2011 | ISSN: 0142-6338
Published online June 2010 | e-ISSN: 1465-3664 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/tropej/fmq048
A Clinical Study of Hospitalized H1N1 Infected Children in Western Rajasthan

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Objective: To study the cases of H1N1 influenza admitted in our hospital. Method: Hospital records of all the admitted patients diagnosed as H1N1 positive by throat swab rt-PCR (real time polymerase chain reaction) were retrospectively studied. Results: Between November 2009 and February 2010 total 62 children were hospitalized with 2009 H1N1 influenza virus infection. Of the admitted children, 19 (30.6%) were admitted in ICU and 4 (6.4%) expired. Consolidation was observed in 25 (40%) cases while 4 (6%) patients had pleural effusion and 1 patient each developed pneumothorax and pulmonary edema. Conclusions: Pandemic 2009 H1N1 influenza caused serious respiratory complications in children not usually seen with seasonal influenza.

Keywords: H1N1 Pandemic 2009; H1N1 influenza; pleural effusion

Journal Article.  1690 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Paediatrics

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