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Year : 2012  |  Volume : 14  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 81-84

A case of swine flu with ARDS : Our experience

1 Graded Speciahst (Medicine), INHS Dhanvantari, Port Blair - 03, Visakhapatnam, India
2 Senior Advisor (Medicine and Cardiology), INHS Kalyani, Visakhapatnam, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0975-3605.203243

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After the first outbreak identified in Mexico in March 2009, influenza A sustained by a modified H1N1 virus (“swine flu”) rapidly spread to all continents. Swine-origin influenza (H1N1) virus is considered a worldwide pandemic and is associated with a large number of patients admitted to intensive care. In a proportion of these patients, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) can develop. This paper describes a case of life-threatening ARDS associated with H1N1 virus confirmed by a throat swab tested with real-time reverse transcription-polymerase chain reaction. The clinical course was extremely eventful in spite of aggressive management with mechanical ventilation and parental antibiotics. In spite of marked clinical and functional recovery on 30th day admission in ICU, radiological findings suggestive of ARDS persisted.

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