Systemic capillary leak syndrome is a rare condition, characterized by hypotension, edema, hemoconcentration and hypoalbuminemia. We describe 2 episodes of systemic capillary leak syndrome, following influenza A virus infection, occurring during 2 subsequent influenza seasons, in an 8-year-old boy.
From the *University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Zaloska,; †Department of Infectious Diseases, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Japljeva; ‡Department of Allergology, Rheumatology and Clinical Immunology; §Department of Pediatric Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism, University Children’s Hospital, University Medical Centre, Bohoriceva; ¶Institute of Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Zaloska; ‖Department of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Therapy, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Bohoriceva; and **Faculty of Medicine, University of Ljubljana, Vrazov trg 2, Ljubljana, Slovenia.
Accepted for publication August 22, 2013.
The authors have no funding or conflicts of interests to disclose.
Address for correspondence: Stefan Grosek, MD, PhD, Department of Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Therapy, University Medical Centre Ljubljana, Bohoriceva 20, 1000 Ljubljana, Slovenia. E-mail: email@example.com.