H1N1 influenza in an Irish population: patterns of chest radiograph abnormality in patients testing positive.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/213512
Title:
H1N1 influenza in an Irish population: patterns of chest radiograph abnormality in patients testing positive.
Authors:
O'Sullivan, K; Halpenny, D; McNeill, G; Torreggiani, W
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin 24
Citation:
H1N1 influenza in an Irish population: patterns of chest radiograph abnormality in patients testing positive., 104 (10):298-300 Ir Med J
Journal:
Irish medical journal
Issue Date:
29-Feb-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/213512
PubMed ID:
22256440
Abstract:
The winter of 2010/2011 saw a second peak in the number of H1N1 cases detected in Ireland. The purpose of this study was to investigate the radiological characteristics of patients diagnosed during this period. A retrospective analysis of these cases was performed. Chest radiographs were classified as normal or abnormal. A total of 37 patients were included. Of these, 22 (59%) of chest radiographs were abnormal and 15 (41%) were normal. In the 7 paediatric patients, 4 (57%) had a perihilar distribution of disease, 2 (28%) had peripherally based disease with 1 (14%) having a mixed distribution. A series of radiographs was available for 9 patients, 6 of these showed a radiographic deterioration from the initial study. The majority of chest radiographs of patients with confirmed H1N1 infection will be abnormal. In children, disease is more likely to be perihilar in distribution. Chest radiography is an important initial investigation in patients with H1N1 infection and is useful to track progression of disease in the subset of patients requiring hospitalization for severe disease.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
MeSH:
Adult; Aged, 80 and over; Disease Progression; Female; Hospitalization; Humans; Infant; Influenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype; Influenza, Human; Male; Radiography, Thoracic; Retrospective Studies; Severity of Illness Index; Thorax
ISSN:
0332-3102

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Sullivan, Ken
dc.contributor.authorHalpenny, Den
dc.contributor.authorMcNeill, Gen
dc.contributor.authorTorreggiani, Wen
dc.date.accessioned2012-02-29T11:37:12Z-
dc.date.available2012-02-29T11:37:12Z-
dc.date.issued2012-02-29T11:37:12Z-
dc.identifier.citationH1N1 influenza in an Irish population: patterns of chest radiograph abnormality in patients testing positive., 104 (10):298-300 Ir Med Jen
dc.identifier.issn0332-3102-
dc.identifier.pmid22256440-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/213512-
dc.description.abstractThe winter of 2010/2011 saw a second peak in the number of H1N1 cases detected in Ireland. The purpose of this study was to investigate the radiological characteristics of patients diagnosed during this period. A retrospective analysis of these cases was performed. Chest radiographs were classified as normal or abnormal. A total of 37 patients were included. Of these, 22 (59%) of chest radiographs were abnormal and 15 (41%) were normal. In the 7 paediatric patients, 4 (57%) had a perihilar distribution of disease, 2 (28%) had peripherally based disease with 1 (14%) having a mixed distribution. A series of radiographs was available for 9 patients, 6 of these showed a radiographic deterioration from the initial study. The majority of chest radiographs of patients with confirmed H1N1 infection will be abnormal. In children, disease is more likely to be perihilar in distribution. Chest radiography is an important initial investigation in patients with H1N1 infection and is useful to track progression of disease in the subset of patients requiring hospitalization for severe disease.-
dc.language.isoenen
dc.subject.meshAdult-
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and over-
dc.subject.meshDisease Progression-
dc.subject.meshFemale-
dc.subject.meshHospitalization-
dc.subject.meshHumans-
dc.subject.meshInfant-
dc.subject.meshInfluenza A Virus, H1N1 Subtype-
dc.subject.meshInfluenza, Human-
dc.subject.meshMale-
dc.subject.meshRadiography, Thoracic-
dc.subject.meshRetrospective Studies-
dc.subject.meshSeverity of Illness Index-
dc.subject.meshThorax-
dc.titleH1N1 influenza in an Irish population: patterns of chest radiograph abnormality in patients testing positive.en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Radiology, AMNCH, Tallaght, Dublin 24en
dc.identifier.journalIrish medical journalen
dc.description.provinceLeinster-

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