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BMJ Case Rep. 2010; 2010: bcr12.2009.2531.
Published online 2010 April 28. doi:  10.1136/bcr.12.2009.2531
PMCID: PMC3047550
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Influenza A (H1N1) organising pneumonia

Abstract

In November 2009, countries around the world reported confirmed cases of pandemic influenza H1N1, including over 6000 deaths. No peak in activity has been seen. The most common causes of death are pneumonia and acute respiratory distress syndrome. We report a case of a 55-year-old woman who presented with organising pneumonia associated with influenza A (H1N1) infection confirmed by transbronchial lung biopsy. Organising pneumonia should also be considered as a possible complication of influenza A (H1N1) infection, given that these patients can benefit from early diagnosis and appropriate specific management.


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