Clinical and Radiographic Comparison of Influenza Virus-associated Pneumonia among Three Viral Subtypes.

Conclusion In the patients who developed influenza virus-associated pneumonia, those with pH1N1 virus-associated pneumonia frequently developed primary viral pneumonia resulting in bilateral and broad areas of GGOs on imaging, whereas patients with H3N2 virus-associated pneumonia frequently showed consolidation and diffuse bronchial wall thickening on pulmonary imaging. PMID: 27041156 [PubMed - in process]
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In conclusion, influenza A virus infection was detected rather high with a rate of 20.5% in the study group. The monitoring of influenza virus types and subtypes is required for the evaluation of influenza vaccine strains and circulating influenza viruses and for the identification of subtypes with pandemic potential. Planning for appropriate antiviral therapy using real-time RT-PCR in the early diagnosis of influenza virus infections will significantly contribute to the management of the patient's treatment. Thus, unnecessary drug use will be prevented and controlled with effective treatment of the disease at the time of ...
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