Infect Chemother.  2010 Apr;42(2):117-121.

Two Cases of Respiratory Distress Syndrome Caused by Hospital-Acquired Pandemic Influenza (H1N1 2009) in Kidney Transplant Recipients

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. ksoonhyo@hosp.sch.ac.kr

Abstract

Since pandemic influenza was declared by WHO at June 2009, severe pandemic influenza cases were reported among pregnant, obese, immunocompromised patients including transplant candidates and recipients were reported. Here we report two cases of pandemic influenza (H1N1 2009) with respiratory distress syndrome in adult patients with kidney transplantation. They were successfully treated with combination of antiviral therapy including high dose oseltamivir. Although clinical symptoms and signs were improved immediately when anti-viral therapy was started, radiologic finding resolved after several weeks.

Keyword

Pandemic influenza/Respiratory distress syndrome; Adult/Kidney transplantation

MeSH Terms

Adult
Humans
Immunocompromised Host
Influenza, Human
Kidney
Kidney Transplantation
Oseltamivir
Pandemics
Transplants
Oseltamivir
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