Received: December 14, 2010
Accepted: June 10, 2011
Ref: Patil HV, Patil VC, Agrawal V. Life threatening severe Influenza A Virus (H1N1) infection in Pregnancy. Internet J Med Update. 2012 Jan;7(1):73-6.
LIFE THREATENING SEVERE INFLUENZA A VIRUS (H1N1) INFECTION IN PREGNANCY
Harsha V Patil*, Virendra C Patil**, Vaibhav Agrawal***
*Assistant Professor, Department of Microbiology, **Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, ***Resident, Department of Medicine, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad, Maharashtra, India
(Corresponding Author: Dr. Virendra C Patil, Department of Medicine, Krishna Institute of Medical Sciences University, Karad, Maharashtra, India; Cell: +919890845940; Email: email@example.com)
H1N1 influenza is an emerging threat that is life threatening to pregnant women in the third trimester. Pregnant women are a high-risk group for morbidity and mortality from influenza (H1N1). During the current pandemic of H1N1 influenza, few cases of H1N1 have been reported in pregnancy. We report a case of H1N1 influenza in a 23-year old female with 28 weeks of gestation, who developed acute respiratory distress syndrome, required mechanical ventilation and eventually recovered.
KEY WORDS: H1N1; Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome; Pregnancy; Influenza