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In utero transmission of Influenza AH1N1

Ahlem Bezzine, E Ben Hamida, B Rabii, A Slim, Z Marrakchi

Abstract


Influenza A pandemic (H1N1) 2009 was first detected in United States in April 2009. It is associated with high risk of complications in pregnant women and children. Transplacental infection of influenza A is rare. We report a case of in utero transmission of Influenza A (H1N1) infection in a newborn whose mother was seriously ill with Influenza A (H1N1) during the perinatal period. Our patient was likely infected in utero because he was delivered by cesarean section and was never exposed to his mother, who required intensive cardiopulmonary support at the time of delivery.


Authors' affiliations

Ahlem Bezzine, Department of Neonatology, Charles Nicole Hospital, Tunis El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia

E Ben Hamida, Neonatology Department, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis-El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia

B Rabii, Neonatology Department, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis-El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia

A Slim, Microbiology Department, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis-El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia

Z Marrakchi, Neonatology Department, Charles Nicolle Hospital, Tunis-El Manar University, Tunis, Tunisia

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Keywords

Influenza AH1N1, pandemic, pregnany, infant, Materno fetal transmission

Cite this article

South African Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology 2018;24(1):6. DOI:10.7196/sajog.1295

Article History

Date submitted: 2017-12-27
Date published: 2018-06-14

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