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PANDEMIC INFLUENZA A (2009 H1N1) IN HUMAN IMMUNODEFICIENCY VIRUS-INFECTED CATALAN CHILDREN

Noguera-Julian, Antoni MD, PhD*; Provens, Ana C. MD*; Soler-Palacín, Pere MD; Espiau, Maria MD; Mur, Antonio MD, PhD; Méndez, María MD§; Fortuny, Clàudia MD, PhD*on behalf of Corispe-2 Cohort Members

The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: February 2011 - Volume 30 - Issue 2 - p 173-175
doi: 10.1097/INF.0b013e3181f5358b
Brief Reports

No data are available on 2009 H1N1 influenza in human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected children, a highly susceptible and vulnerable population. We report 13 cases of pandemic influenza among a cohort of HIV-infected pediatric patients. Clinical features of H1N1 influenza were similar to those described in the general population. Most patients received antivirals on an outpatient basis. An uneventful evolution was observed in all patients, only 2 of whom required hospitalization. Influenza had no effect on the evolution of HIV infection.

From the *Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Déu, Universitat de Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain; †Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Immunodeficiencies Unit, Vall d'Hebron University Hospital, Barcelona, Spain; ‡Department of Pediatrics, Hospital Universitari del Mar, Barcelona, Spain; and §Department of Paediatrics, University Hospital Germans Trias i Pujol, Autonomous University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain.

Accepted for publication August 2, 2010.

Supported by the Spanish Medical Research Fund (FIS) through the Red de Investigación en SIDA (RIS, number 173).

Address for correspondence: Antoni Noguera-Julian, MD, PhD, Unitat d′Infectologia, Servei de Pediatria, Hospital Universitari Sant Joan de Déu, Universitat de Barcelona, 08950 Esplugues de Llobregat, Barcelona, Spain. E-mail: ton@hsjdbcn.org.

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