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Indian J Crit Care Med. 2010 Jul;14(3):156-9. doi: 10.4103/0972-5229.74177.

Pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza: Experience from a critical care unit in India.

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Department of Critical Care Medicine, Sanjay Gandhi Postgraduate Institute of Medical Sciences, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India.


This case series details our experience with seven patients with pandemic (H1N1) 2009 influenza from an intensive care unit in India.All the patients had respiratory failure requiring ventilation except one;two patients developed pneumothorax. Of the seven patients, two died (28.5%) and five recovered. Four patients had co-morbid conditions and one was morbidly obese; all the five patients were discharged alive.


Acute respiratory distress syndrome; H1N1 subtype; human; influenza A virus

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