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Rom J Leg Med26(4)387-391(2018)
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Severe form of A1H1 influenza in a child - case presentation

G. Jugulete, M. M. Merișescu, A. E. Bastian, S. Zurac, S. M. Stoicescu, M. L. Luminos,

Abstract: Influenza is one of the most frequent respiratory viral infections, highly contagious, and associated with an elevated morbidity and mortality. This condition occurs annually in epidemics which usually last about 6-8 weeks. It manifests clinically through an array of respiratory symptoms (rhinorrhoea, cough, odynophagia, and dysphagia) in a febrile context and is associated with general symptoms (headache, drowsiness, myalgia, malaise). Influenza can have a severe evolution with complications, which are sometimes can lead to death in children, elderly, and the immunosuppressed. In this paper we present the case of a child with a severe form of A1H1 influenza, complicated with acute encephalitis, coma, decerebration, and death.
Keywords: child, severe A1H1 influenza.

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