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Influenza A (H1N1) in a pediatric patient with newly diagnosed acute promyelocytic leukemia and invasive pulmonary aspergillosis.

Authors
  • Vallero, Stefano1
  • Carraro, Francesca
  • Fagioli, Franca
  • Postini, Anna Maria
  • Rivetti, Elisa
  • Bezzio, Stefania
  • Giacchino, Mareva
  • 1 Onco-hematology Unit, Pediatric Hospital Regina Margherita, Torino, Italy. [email protected] , (Italy)
Type
Published Article
Journal
Journal of pediatric hematology/oncology
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2011
Volume
33
Issue
7
Pages
562–564
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1097/MPH.0b013e31821ed3d4
PMID: 21941151
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

Influenza A (H1N1) pandemic reached its peak in Europe in autumn 2009. H1N1 infection can be a serious complication in patients with comorbidity or immunodepression. Here, we report of a boy with newly diagnosed acute promyelocytic leukemia with a very severe respiratory distress caused by influenza A (H1N1) infection in pulmonary aspergillosis, successfully treated with antifungal therapy, oseltamivir, and extracorporeal membrane oxygenation.

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