We explored complications and risk factors for severe disease in 78 children with swine influenza admitted to Bambino Gesù Children Hospital. The majority of our children experienced respiratory complications (55%). Previously healthy children developed a chest consolidation more frequently than chronic diseases affected patients (p=0.04). Apparently, the incidence of respiratory complications was slightly higher in the neutropenic group than in those with a normal value of neutrophilis (respectively 94.1% and 80%).
- H1N1 influenza
- Pulmonary complications
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Immunology and Microbiology(all)
- Infectious Diseases
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Molecular Medicine