The clinical severity of human infection with the novel influenza virus A/H1N1v has not been completely defined, especially in HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients. Although most patients develop mild to moderate symptoms, severe disease may occur in a limited proportion of cases. We report the case of a 44-year-old man infected with HIV and HCV with a high CD4 cell count who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with influenza virus A/H1N1v infection. The patient recovered completely after oseltamivir therapy and mechanical ventilation.

Acute respiratory distress syndrome due to influenza virus A/H1N1v in a patient with HIV/HCV co-infection / Madeddu, Giordano; Rezza, G.; Fois, Alessandro Giuseppe; Naitana, A. G. V.; Piredda, G.; Pirina, Pietro; Mura, Maria Stella Anna. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STD & AIDS. - ISSN 0956-4624. - 22:4(2011), pp. 234-235. [10.1258/ijsa.2010.010313]

Acute respiratory distress syndrome due to influenza virus A/H1N1v in a patient with HIV/HCV co-infection

MADEDDU, Giordano;FOIS, Alessandro Giuseppe;PIRINA, Pietro;MURA, Maria Stella Anna
2011-01-01

Abstract

The clinical severity of human infection with the novel influenza virus A/H1N1v has not been completely defined, especially in HIV/hepatitis C virus (HCV) infected patients. Although most patients develop mild to moderate symptoms, severe disease may occur in a limited proportion of cases. We report the case of a 44-year-old man infected with HIV and HCV with a high CD4 cell count who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome associated with influenza virus A/H1N1v infection. The patient recovered completely after oseltamivir therapy and mechanical ventilation.
Acute respiratory distress syndrome due to influenza virus A/H1N1v in a patient with HIV/HCV co-infection / Madeddu, Giordano; Rezza, G.; Fois, Alessandro Giuseppe; Naitana, A. G. V.; Piredda, G.; Pirina, Pietro; Mura, Maria Stella Anna. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF STD & AIDS. - ISSN 0956-4624. - 22:4(2011), pp. 234-235. [10.1258/ijsa.2010.010313]
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