Outcome of influenza infections in outpatients after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.

@article{Khanna2009OutcomeOI,
  title={Outcome of influenza infections in outpatients after allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation.},
  author={Nina Khanna and Ingrid Steffen and J Studt and Arne Schreiber and Tanja S. Lehmann and Maja Weisser and Ursula Maria Flueckiger and Alois A Gratwohl and Jorg P. Halter and Hans H Hirsch},
  journal={Transplant infectious disease : an official journal of the Transplantation Society},
  year={2009},
  volume={11 2},
  pages={
          100-5
        }
}
BACKGROUND Influenza can cause significant morbidity and mortality in patients after hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). The diagnostic methods and antiviral treatment have scarcely been investigated. METHODS We retrospectively identified influenza-infected patients with upper or lower respiratory tract infection (RTI) diagnosed by culture and polymerase chain reaction (PCR) testing between November 2007 and April 2008. Treatment with oseltamivir 75 mg twice daily and serial nasal… CONTINUE READING
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