Pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema associated with pandemic (H1N1) influenza in three children

Udupa, Sharmila; Hameed, Tahir; Kovesi, Tom
February 2011
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;2/8/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 2, p220
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of three children who were diagnosed with pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema linked with pandemic (H1N1) influenza and severe respiratory complication. The patients were delivered to the emergency department and undergone a nasal secretion test which proved that they were positive for pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza. It discusses spontaneous pneumomediastinum associated with Valsalva manoeuvres, dental surgery, and severe bronchopulmonary infection. INSET: KEY POINTS.


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