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Arch Intern Med. 1992 Feb;152(2):390-2.

Amantadine-resistant influenza A in a nursing facility.

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  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, St Paul-Ramsey Medical Center, Minn.

Abstract

Rapid index case treatment and amantadine prophylaxis were implemented in two nursing homes exposed to influenza A. Facility A had no isolation of cases, and 18 of 22 cases occurred after amantadine hydrochloride therapy was initiated. Three patients exhibited amantadine-resistant virus. Facility B had day 1 isolation of the index case. A facility-wide outbreak did not occur. The experience of these facilities suggests that concurrent amantadine treatment and prophylaxis without adequate case isolation may promote further influenza A infection in a nursing facility.

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