Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology

Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology / 2009 / Article

Case Report | Open Access

Volume 20 |Article ID 424093 | https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/424093

Jesse Papenburg, Christos Karatzios, Yan Li, Nathalie Bastien, Makeda Semret, Dorothy Moore, "A Near-Fatal Infection with Oseltamivir-Resistant Seasonal Influenza A in a Previously Healthy Child: Case Report", Canadian Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medical Microbiology, vol. 20, Article ID 424093, 4 pages, 2009. https://doi.org/10.1155/2009/424093

A Near-Fatal Infection with Oseltamivir-Resistant Seasonal Influenza A in a Previously Healthy Child: Case Report

Abstract

A case of near-fatal oseltamivir-resistant seasonal influenza A infection in a previously healthy four-year-old boy is reported. This case highlights three important points for physicians: oseltamivir-resistant influenza A (H1N1) has recently emerged in North America; contrary to previously held beliefs, such strains are capable of causing severe disease in healthy children; and given this change in epidemiology, clinicians caring for children with severe seasonal influenza A infection should consider empiric dual therapy with oseltamivir and amantadine.

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