Variability of Influenza AH1N1 Infections in a Neonatal Unit in Spain

Cristina Calvo, Ersilia Gonzalez-Carrasco, Sergio Quevedo, Maria Luz García-García, Alvaro Rando, Juan Ledesma, Ana Calderon, Francisco Pozo, Pilar Pérez-Breña, Inmaculada Casas
2011 Neonatology  
We describe three positive influenza AH1N1 cases in a neonatal unit during the influenza pandemic in Spain. One term baby presented with an upper respiratory tract infection, another preterm infant with an apnea episode following nosocomial infection, and thirdly, a term infant of a mother with influenza AH1N1 had severe respiratory distress and pneumothoraces needing high-frequency ventilation. • Viral respiratory infections in preterm babies admitted to intensive care units can cause
more » ... can cause respiratory distress with need for mechanical ventilation and death. • Nosocomial infections with several viruses such as respiratory syncytial virus, coronavirus and human bocavirus have been reported in neonatal units.
doi:10.1159/000324232 pmid:21701220 fatcat:fcjqkqqpyferdi6zkf7twzh6yi