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LETTER TO EDITOR
Year : 2014  |  Volume : 3  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 292  

Hospitalized patients with severe and non-severe pandemic influenza A (H1N1)


Hainan Medical University, China; Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Serbia; Joseph Ayobabalola University, Nigeria

Date of Web Publication24-Sep-2014

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Viroj Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok 10160, Thailand

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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.141655

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Wiwanitkit V. Hospitalized patients with severe and non-severe pandemic influenza A (H1N1). J Family Med Prim Care 2014;3:292

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Wiwanitkit V. Hospitalized patients with severe and non-severe pandemic influenza A (H1N1). J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2014 [cited 2019 May 26];3:292. Available from: http://www.jfmpc.com/text.asp?2014/3/3/292/141655

Dear Editor,

The recent report on "hospitalized patients with severe and non-severe pandemic influenza A (H1N1) [1]" is very interesting. A study by Chudasama et al., noted that "delayed referral from general practitioner/physician, duration of antiviral treatment, presence of coexisting condition (i.e. pregnancy) were responsible for intensive care or mortality among severe influenza A (H1N1) illness. [1]" Of interest, Chudasama et al., has just reported a highly similar report in Indian J Crit Care Med and the same conclusion can be seen. [2] In fact, these findings can reflect that the outcome of the infection is mainly affected by the quality of medical care and patient underlying condition, not the virulence factor of the pathogen. Focusing on the Saurashtra region setting, it has been previously noted that the pregnancy was the greatest risk for severe disease. [3] As Chudasama et al., noted, [4] "early diagnosis and treatment may reduce the severity of the disease."

 
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1.Chudasama RK, Patel UV, Verma PB. Characteristics of Hospitalized Patients with Severe and Non-Severe Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) in Saurashtra Region, India (Two Waves Analysis). J Family Med Prim Care 2013;2:182-7.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.Chudasama RK, Verma PB, Amin CD, Gohel B, Savariya D, Ninama R. Correlates of severe disease in patients admitted with 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) infection in Saurashtra region, India. Indian J Crit Care Med 2010;14:113-20.  Back to cited text no. 2
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3.Chudasama RK, Patel UV, Verma PB, Amin CD, Savaria D, Ninama R, et al. Clinico-epidemiological features of the hospitalized patients with 2009 pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus infection in Saurashtra region, India (September, 2009 to February, 2010). Lung India 2011;28:11-6.  Back to cited text no. 3
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4.Chudasama RK, Patel UV, Verma PB, Agarwal P, Bhalodiya S, Dholakiya D. Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of 2009 pandemic influenza A in hospitalized pediatric patients of the Saurashtra region, India. World J Pediatr 2012;8:321-7.4.  Back to cited text no. 4
    




 

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