Home|Journals|Articles by Year|Audio Abstracts RSS - TOC

Natl J Med Res. 2012; 2(2): 218-222

Clinico-Epidemiological Correlates of Hospitalized H1N1 Pneumonitis Cases in A Teaching Hospital of Western India During 2009-2010 Pandemic

Patel Bhavin D, Srivastav Vipul S, Patel Ameekumari B, Modi Bhautik P.


Introduction: In late March and early April 2009, an outbreak of H1N1 influenza a virus infection was detected in Mexico. The first case of this flu in India was found at the Hyderabad airport on 13 May. As of 15 November 2009, 15411 cases of swine flu have been confirmed and 523 deaths been reported in India.
Methodology: This cross-sectional study includes all adult, confirmed H1N1 positive patients in Category “C” admitted in “Swine Flu Ward” of SMIMER hospital, Surat, during the H1N1 pandemic 2009-2010. Detailed clinical evaluation and laboratory investigations were done in all 40 enrolled patients.
Results: Out of total admitted 40 H1N1 positive and category C patients, 9 patients expired and 31 patients cured and discharged. Mean age of expired patients and of cured patients was 32 years and 36 years respectively. Most common symptom was fever (100%) and cough (92.5%). Breathlessness was significantly more common (p value

Key words: Influenza, H1N1, Pandemic, SGPT, SGOT

Full-text options

Share this Article

Online Article Submission
• ejmanager.com

ejPort - eJManager.com
Review(er)s Central
About BiblioMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Contact Us

The articles in Bibliomed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.