Pathological and ultrastructural analysis of surgical lung biopsies in patients with swine‐origin influenza type A/H1N1 and acute respiratory failure

@inproceedings{Capelozzi2010PathologicalAU,
  title={Pathological and ultrastructural analysis of surgical lung biopsies in patients with swine‐origin influenza type A/H1N1 and acute respiratory failure},
  author={Vera L{\'u}cia Capelozzi and Edwin R. Parra and Manoel Ximenes and Ricardo Helbert Bammann and Carmen S{\'i}lvia Valente Barbas and Marid Irmd Seixas Duarte},
  booktitle={Clinics},
  year={2010}
}
BACKGROUND Cases of H1N1 and other pulmonary infections evolve to acute respiratory failure and death when co-infections or lung injury predominate over the immune response, thus requiring early diagnosis to improve treatment. OBJECTIVE To perform a detailed histopathological analysis of the open lung biopsy specimens from five patients with ARDS with confirmed H1N1. METHODS Lung specimens underwent microbiologic analysis, and examination by optical and electron microscopy… CONTINUE READING

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