Life threatening severe Influenza A Virus (H1N1) infection in Pregnancy

  • Harsha V Patil
  • Virendra C Patil
  • Vaibhav Agrawal

Abstract

ABSTRACT: H1N1 influenza is an emerging threat that is life threatening to pregnant women in the third trimester. Pregnant women are a high-risk group for morbidity and mortality from influenza (H1N1). During the current pandemic of H1N1 influenza, few cases of H1N1 have been reported in pregnancy. We report a case of H1N1 influenza in a 23-year old female with 28 weeks of gestation, who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome, required mechanical ventilation and eventually recovered.

KEYWORDS: H1N1; Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Pregnancy; Influenza

Internet Journal of Medical Update 2012 January;7(1):73-76

Author Biographies

Harsha V Patil
Department of Medicine, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
Virendra C Patil
Department of Medicine, Department of Medicine, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
Vaibhav Agrawal
Department of Medicine, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
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