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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2016, Article ID 9567495, 3 pages
Case Report

Infrarenal Aorta Thrombosis Associated with H1N1 Influenza A Virus Infection

1Department of Nephrology, Necip Fazıl City Hospital, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
2Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Necip Fazıl City Hospital, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
3Department of Anesthesia and Reanimation, Necip Fazıl City Hospital, Kahramanmaras, Turkey
4Department of Nephrology, Cumhuriyet University, Sivas, Turkey

Received 23 May 2016; Revised 5 October 2016; Accepted 13 October 2016

Academic Editor: Paola Di Carlo

Copyright © 2016 Can Hüzmeli et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Influenza viruses are members of the Orthomyxoviridae family, of which influenza A, B, and C viruses constitute three separate genera. Arterial thrombosis associated with H1N1 influenza A virus infection has rarely been reported. A Turkish man aged 28 years was admitted to our emergency department with dyspnea, bilateral lower extremity insensitivity, and cold. He reported symptoms of fever, myalgia, and cough, which he had had for fifteen days before being admitted to our hospital. The patient was tested for pandemic influenza A (H1N1) virus using polymerase chain reaction (PCR) tests, which were positive. Abdominal computerized tomography with contrast revealed a large occlusive thrombus within the infrarenal aorta.