Swine influenza A (H1N1) virus (SIV) infection requiring extracorporeal life support in an immunocompetent adult patient with indirect exposure to pigs, Italy, October 2016

F. Rovida, A. Piralla, F. C. Marzani, A. Moreno, G. Campanini, F. Mojoli, M. Pozzi, A. Girello, C. Chiapponi, F. Vezzoli, P. Prati, E. Percivalle, A. Pavan, M. Gramegna, G. A. Iotti, Fausto Baldanti

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Abstract

We describe a case of severe swine influenza A(H1N1) virus infection in an immunocompetent middle-aged man in October 2016 in Italy who had only indirect exposure to pigs. The patient developed a severe acute distress respiratory syndrome which was successfully supported by extracorporeal membrane oxygenation and treated with antiviral therapy. The sole risk factor for influenza was a body mass index > 30 kg/m2. After a month of hospitalisation, the patient was discharged in good health.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3
JournalEurosurveillance
Volume22
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2 2017

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Virology

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