Predictors of Pneumococcal Co-infection for Patients with Pandemic (H1N1) 2009
Published Date:Aug 2011
Source:Emerg Infect Dis. 17(8):1475-1478.
Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype
Severity Of Illness Index
Description:We conducted a systematic investigation of pneumococcal co-infection in patients with a diagnosis of pandemic (H1N1) 2009 and any risk factor for complications or with severity criteria. We found 14% prevalence, with one third of patients having nonpneumonic infections. A severity assessment score >1 and high C-reactive protein levels were predictors of pneumococcal co-infection.
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