Post-mortem findings in a patient with avian influenza A (H5N6) virus infection.

  title={Post-mortem findings in a patient with avian influenza A (H5N6) virus infection.},
  author={Rong Bao Gao and Ming Pan and Xinna Li and Xiao Hui Zou and Xiang Zhao and T Li and Huiping Yang and Sumei Zou and Hong Bo and Jie Xu and Sheng Li and Mei Zhang and Zheng Li and Da Yan Wang and Sherif R. Zaki and Yuelong Shu},
  journal={Clinical microbiology and infection : the official publication of the European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases},
  volume={22 6},
Avian influenza A (H5N6) has been found to infect humans, and has resulted in ten cases with six deaths in China since 2014. Here, we describe the systematic post-mortem pathology of a patient fatally infected with H5N6 virus and evaluate the associated pathogenesis compared with H1N1 pdm09 fatal cases. The most prominent histopathological features were diffuse alveolar damage and pulmonary vasculitis in the lungs of the patient. The virus disseminated to extrapulmonary organs, including the… CONTINUE READING