Influenza Virus Infection Induces Platelet-Endothelial Adhesion Which Contributes to Lung Injury.


Lung injury after influenza infection is characterized by increased permeability of the lung microvasculature, culminating in acute respiratory failure. Platelets interact with activated endothelial cells and have been implicated in the pathogenesis of some forms of acute lung injury. Autopsy studies have revealed pulmonary microthrombi after influenza… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JVI.02599-15