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CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 204-205

Influenza a infection unmasking an underlying mitral valve stenosis in a 19-year-old boy


1 Department of Medicine, Subharti Institute of Medical Sciences, Subhartipuram, NH 58, Delhi Haridwar Meerut Bypass Road, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India
2 Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Subharti Institute of Medical Sciences, Subhartipuram, NH 58, Delhi Haridwar Meerut Bypass Road, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India

Correspondence Address:
Apurva Pande
C 11, Jawahar Quarters, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh
India
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DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.117427

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Infection with Influenza virus is uncommon in the present times, though a number of cases were reported during pandemics in 1918 in various regions of America. We report a case where a young male patient presented to the hospital with a clinical picture of acute respiratory distress syndrome that turned out to be a viral pneumonia caused by Influenza A virus and it aggravated an underlying yet undiagnosed mitral valve stenosis.


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