Fatal avian influenza A (H5N1) in a child presenting with diarrhea followed by coma.

  title={Fatal avian influenza A (H5N1) in a child presenting with diarrhea followed by coma.},
  author={M. D. de Jong and V. C. Bach and T. Q. Phan and M. H. Vo and T. T. Tran and B. H. Nguyen and M. Beld and T. L{\^e} and Huu Khanh Truong and Van Vinh Nguyen and T. Tran and Quang Ha Do and J. Farrar},
  journal={The New England journal of medicine},
  volume={352 7},
  • M. D. de Jong, V. C. Bach, +10 authors J. Farrar
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • The New England journal of medicine
  • In southern Vietnam, a four-year-old boy presented with severe diarrhea, followed by seizures, coma, and death. The cerebrospinal fluid contained 1 white cell per cubic millimeter, normal glucose levels, and increased levels of protein (0.81 g per liter). The diagnosis of avian influenza A (H5N1) was established by isolation of the virus from cerebrospinal fluid, fecal, throat, and serum specimens. The patient's nine-year-old sister had died from a similar syndrome two weeks earlier. In both… CONTINUE READING

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