Extrapulmonary lesions in influenza.

  title={Extrapulmonary lesions in influenza.},
  author={A V Zinserling and O. A. Aksenov and V F Melnikova and V. A. Zinserling},
  journal={The Tohoku journal of experimental medicine},
  volume={140 3},
The authors, having investigated 270 autopsied cases of influenza in children, reported the possibility of a hematogenic virus dissemination from the respiratory system. In the acute stage of the disease the antigen of influenza was revealed in the liver, intestine, kidneys, brain and other organs with adequate regularity. The antigen was localized in the epithelial cells and also endothelial, ependymal and some other cells. The latter were partly accompanied by specific structural changes… CONTINUE READING