Risk factors for severe complications of the novel influenza A (H1N1): Analysis of patients hospitalized in Italy

M. Bassetti, A. Parisini, A. Calzi, F. M Bobbio Pallavicini, G. Cassola, S. Artioli, M. Anselmo, G. Pagano, G. Rezza, C. Viscoli

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Abstract

Eighty-one patients affected by the novel influenza A (H1N1), hospitalized in North-western Italy, were studied. The median age was 32years (range 1-81years). Fifty-six (69%) had an underlying medical condition, including lung disorders (asthma or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease) in 34% and obesity in 25%. Fifty percent of them had pneumonia, 12% were admitted to the intensive care unit and 3% died. Antiviral treatment was initiated in 75% of patients started within 48h. Older age and lung and neurocognitive disorders were associated with severe disease and death.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)247-250
Number of pages4
JournalClinical Microbiology and Infection
Volume17
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2011

Keywords

  • Complications
  • H1N1
  • Pneumonia
  • Risk factors

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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