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doi: 10.1097/QAD.0b013e32833e92d5
Epidemiology and Social: Concise Communications

Pandemic influenza A (H1N1) in HIV-1-infected patients

Perez, Carlos Ma; Dominguez, Maria Ia; Ceballos, Maria Ea; Moreno, Cristinaa; Labarca, Jaime Aa; Rabagliati, Ricardoa; Vasquez, Patriciab; Lasso, Martinc; Serri, Micheld

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Objective: To characterize the clinical presentation, course and mortality of pandemic influenza in HIV-1-infected patients in Santiago, Chile.

Methods: Prospective observational study.

Results: Thirty patients were included (three hospitalized), 93% were on HAART, mean CD4+ cell count was 423 cells/μl and viral load was undetectable in 77% of patients. All patients had fever, 90% had cough, 80% had myalgias, 70% had pharyngeal congestion, 47% had coryza, 47% had odynophagia, 37% had headache and 23% had vomiting. Four patients developed pneumonia. All patients received antiviral therapy and no patient died.

Conclusions: HIV patients infected by the new influenza A pandemic (H1N1) virus behave similarly to the general population.

© 2010 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.


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