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.
|Publication status||Published - Feb 2 2017|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health