Epidemiologic, clinical, laboratory, and therapeutic characteristics of influenza A/H1N1 in moslem bedouin and Jewish Children Hospitalized in Southern Israel during 2009

Lior Goldberg, David Greenberg, Itay Zelcer, Leonel Slanovic, Yonat Shemer-Avni, Ronit Nativ, Avraham Borer, Gabriel Hodik, Michael Sherf, Matitiahu Lifshitz, Eugene Leibovitz

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Abstract

A total of 739 (225 H1N1(+)) children with a diagnosis of acute respiratory infection were hospitalized during July to December 2009. The H1N1(+) children were compared with 225 randomly enrolled H1N1(-) children with an influenza-like illness. As compared with influenza-like illness patients, patients with 2009 influenza A/H1N1 were characterized by older age, more vomiting, less hypoxemia and wheezing, lower white blood cell counts, less neutrophilia, and severe lymphopenia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)530-533
Number of pages4
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume30
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - 1 Jan 2011
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • 2009 influenza A/H1N1
  • children
  • hospitalization
  • hypoxia
  • pneumonia

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