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PO-0245 Epidemiological And Clinical Characteristics Of Pandemic Influenza A Infection Among The Children Admitted To Suleyman Demirel University
  1. M Ozen,
  2. H Tepeli,
  3. A Elmas
  1. Pediatrics, Suleyman Demirel University, Isparta, Turkey

Abstract

Objective Our study evaluates the epidemiological and demographics of the children who were admitted to Süleyman Demirel University, Medical Faculty, Paediatrics Department with the pre-diagnosis of pandemic influenza.

Methods and Materials Demographic characteristics, clinical findings, laboratory tests results and radiological researchs of 64 patients (n = 64), who were admitted to Süleyman Demirel University, Medical Faculty Paediatric Department with the pre-diagnosis of pandemic influenza were analysed and evaluated.

Results Average age of the patients, that were admitted and observed with pre-diagnosis of pandemical influenza, was 32.4 months (1–188 months) and 34% (n = 22) of the cases were female. H1N1v diagnosis was confirmed in 14% (n = 9) of the patients with pre-diagnosis of pandemiz influenza. Most common complaints during submission were severe cough (85.9%), fever (68.8%) and weakness (57.8%). Among the the patients who were H1N1v positive, 55% (n = 5) of them, had preexisting diseases. Five patients needed intensive care during the observation and treatment. Two (22.2%) of them did not survive.

Conclusion Clinical findings of pandemical influenza and seasonal influenza are quite similar in children. Pre-existing diseases increase the rates of morbidity and mortality.

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