Fatal influenza A (H3N2) and Campylobacter jejuni coinfection

M. Kahar-Bador, A. M. Nathan, M. H. Soo, S. Mohd Noor, S. AbuBakar, L. C.S. Lum, S. Syed Hassan, I. Ching Sam

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Abstract

The rapid diagnosis and subtyping of influenza is particularly important in areas where avian influenza (H5N1) is present. The ability to recognise both typical and atypical presentations of influenza is also critical in such settings. A six-month-old male child who visited a H5N1-affected area subsequently died from a severe febrile diarrhoeal illness with minimal respiratory symptoms, and was initially diagnosed with influenza A of an unknown subtype. The final microbiological results showed a highly unusual combination of influenza A (H3N2) and Campylobacter jejuni infection.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)e112-e113
JournalSingapore Medical Journal
Volume50
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Avian influenza
  • Campylobacter jejuni infection
  • H3N2 subtype
  • Influenza A virus

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