Severe Pneumonia Associated with Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Outbreak, San Luis Potosí, Mexico
Published Date:Jan 2010
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 16(1):27-34.
Keywords:Acute Lung Injury
Adult Respiratory Distress Syndrome
Et Al. Severe Pneumonia Associated With Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 Outbreak
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
Influenza A Virus, H3N2 Subtype
Mexico. Emerg Infect Dis [serial On The Internet]. 2010 Jan [date Cited]. Available From Http://www.cdc.gov/EID/content/16/1/27.htm
Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reaction
San Luis Potosí
Suggested Citation For This Article: Gómez-Gómez A
Description:We describe the clinical characteristics and outcomes of adults hospitalized with pneumonia during the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 outbreak. Patients admitted to a general hospital in San Luis Potosí, Mexico, from April 10 through May 11, 2009, suspected to have influenza virus-associated pneumonia were evaluated. We identified 50 patients with suspected influenza pneumonia; the presence of influenza virus was confirmed in 18: 11 with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 virus, 5 with unsubtypeable influenza A virus, 1 with seasonal influenza A virus (H3N2), and 1 in whom assay results for seasonal and pandemic (H1N1) 2009 viruses were positive. Eighteen patients were treated in the intensive care unit, and 10 died. During the pandemic (H1N1) 2009 outbreak, severe pneumonia developed in young adults who had no identifiable risk factors; early diagnosis and treatment of influenza virus infections may have a determinant role in outcome.
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