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|Title:||A child with avian influenza A (H5N1) infection|
Scott F. Dowell
Thailand Ministry of Public Health
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
|Citation:||Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal. Vol.24, No.2 (2005), 162-166|
|Abstract:||Human infections with avian influenza viruses can be severe and may be harbingers of the evolution of a pandemic strain. We present a patient in Thailand who was infected with influenza A (H5N1) virus. Prominent features included the progression from fever and dyspnea to the acute respiratory distress syndrome in a short period, lymphopenia and thrombocytopenia. Establishing the diagnosis for this patient increased public awareness of the virus and was soon followed by a halting of poultry-to-human transmission. On the basis of available data, any child with suspected avian influenza infection should be treated with oseltamivir.|
|Appears in Collections:||Scopus 2001-2005|
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