Severe necrotizing pneumonia in a child with pandemic (H1N1) influenza

Yazer, Jo; Giacomantonio, Michael; MacDonald, Noni; Lopushinsky, Steven
February 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 2, p215
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a five-year-old girl with mild asthma delivered to the children's hospital emergency department, wherein she was diagnosed with streptococcal pneumonia and pandemic H1N1 2009 influenza. The patient undergone a blood test which reveals her hemoglobin level of 122 with a leukocyte count of 1.5 and rapid respiratory viral testing. The article discusses the co-infection between H1N1 virus and streptococcal pneumonia as well as its treatment using sputum samples. INSET: KEY POINTS.


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