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A Case of Acute Pulmonary Thromboembolism Complicated Pandemic Influenza (H1N1 2009)
Jong Hoo Lee1, Miok Kim1, Jaechun Lee1, Jinseok Kim1 and Sang Yop Shin1,2
Department of Internal Medicine1, Jeju National University Hospital, Jeju National University School of Medicine, Jeju, Korea; Clinical Research Center for Infectious Disease2, Jeju National University, Jeju, Korea
Vol.42 Num.2 (p127~131)
During the pandemic, few patients have suffered from severe pneumonia leading to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and multiple organ dysfunction necessitating prolonged intensive care with higher mortality. Although sepsis and ARDS represent hypercoagulable states, acute pulmonary thromboembolism is rarely encountered in influenza infection. Fifty five year old female patient admitted with pneumonia associated with influenza A infection, progressed into ARDS. Pulmonary thromboembolism was detected by CT scan and treated with anticoagulants. This is the first case report of acute pulmonary thromboembolism in
a patient with pandemic influenza (H1N1 2009) in Korea.
Keywords : Pulmonary thromboembolism, Influenza A virus, Respiratory distress syndrome, Peramivir