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Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica

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VASQUEZ, Rubén D. et al. Probable vertical transmission of the influenza virus A (H1N1): apropos of a case. Rev. perú. med. exp. salud publica [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.3, pp.466-469. ISSN 1726-4634.

We report the case of a male newborn, product of a 36 week pregnancy, with diagnosis of congenital pneumonia and with a confirmatory test for influenza A (H1N1) virus, without any other suspicious contact. The mother was admitted to the hospital with respiratory failure and the history of a flu-like episode of 5 days of evolution, during the first days of the pandemic in Peru. Due to the severe evolution of the respiratory process, assisted ventilation was given to her and then a cesarean section was performed due to acute fetal distress and oligoamnios. The mother was later confirmed as a case of epidemic influenza A (H1N1) and pulmonary tuberculosis.

Keywords : Influenza A virus, H1N1 subtype; Infectious disease transmission, vertical; Obstetric labor, premature; Pneumonia viral; Fetal distress.

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