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Two Episodes of Systemic Capillary Leak Syndrome in an 8-year-old Boy, Following Influenza A Virus Infection

Perme, Tina MD*; Pokorn, Marko MD, MSc; Markelj, Gašper MD; Avčin, Tadej MD, PhD; Battelino, Tadej MD, PhD§; Uršič, Tina PhD, BSc; Vidmar, Ivan MD; Grosek, Štefan MD, PhD‖**

Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal: February 2014 - Volume 33 - Issue 2 - p 222–224
doi: 10.1097/INF.0000000000000029
Brief Reports

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: stefan.grosek@kclj.si.

© 2014 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.