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J Family Med Prim Care. 2013 Apr;2(2):204-5. doi: 10.4103/2249-4863.117427.

Influenza a infection unmasking an underlying mitral valve stenosis in a 19-year-old boy.

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Department of Medicine, Subharti Institute of Medical Sciences, Subhartipuram, NH-58, Delhi-Haridwar-Meerut Bypass Road, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.
2
Department of Pulmonary Medicine, Subharti Institute of Medical Sciences, Subhartipuram, NH-58, Delhi-Haridwar-Meerut Bypass Road, Meerut, Uttar Pradesh, India.

Abstract

Infection with Influenza virus is uncommon in the present times, though a number of cases were reported during pandemics in 1918 in various regions of America. We report a case where a young male patient presented to the hospital with a clinical picture of acute respiratory distress syndrome that turned out to be a viral pneumonia caused by Influenza A virus and it aggravated an underlying yet undiagnosed mitral valve stenosis.

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Guillain-barre syndrome; Staphylococcus aureus; influenza A; mitral valve stenosis; pandemics; reye's syndrome

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