Korean J Crit Care Med.  2010 Sep;25(3):163-167. 10.4266/kjccm.2010.25.3.163.

Two Cases of Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum Complicating Viral Pneumonia Caused by Influenza A Virus, (H1N1 Subtype): A Case Report

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Hanil General Hospital, Seoul, Korea. lungmd@naver.com
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Hanil General Hospital, Seoul, Korea.

Abstract

Influenza A virus, (H1N1 Subtype), was identified as the cause of outbreaks of febrile respiratory infection in Mexico, the US, Canada and elsewhere during the spring of 2009. In Korea, a novel virus infection showing many variable complications was also pandemic. We report two cases of spontaneous pneumomediastinum, complicating viral pneumonia, caused by Influenza A virus, (H1N1 Subtype).

Keyword

influenza A virus H1N1 subtype; pneumomediastinum; viral pneumonia

MeSH Terms

Canada
Disease Outbreaks
Influenza A virus
Influenza, Human
Korea
Mediastinal Emphysema
Mexico
Pandemics
Pneumonia, Viral
Viruses
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