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Two Cases of Respiratory Distress Syndrome Caused by Hospital-Acquired Pandemic Influenza (H1N1 2009) in Kidney Transplant Recipients
Jung Hyun Kim, Soon Hyo Kwon, Eun Jung Lee, Eun Jung Kim, Tae Hyong Kim, Jin Seok Jeon, Hyunjin Noh and Dong Cheol Han
Department of Internal Medicine, Soonchunhyang University School of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Vol.42 Num.2 (p117~121)
Since pandemic influenza was declared by WHO at June 2009, severe pandemic influenza cases were reported among pregnant, obese, immunocompromised patients including transplant candidates and recipients were reported. Here we report two cases of pandemic influenza (H1N1 2009) with respiratory distress syndrome in adult patients with kidney transplantation. They were successfully treated with combination of antiviral therapy including high dose oseltamivir. Although clinical symptoms and signs were improved immediately when anti-viral therapy was started, radiologic finding resolved after several weeks.
Keywords : Pandemic influenza/Respiratory distress syndrome, Adult/ Kidney transplantation