Fatal influenza A (H3N2) and Campylobacter jejuni coinfection.

Kahar-Bador, M.; Nathan, A.M.; Soo, M.H.; Mohd Noor, S.; AbuBakar, S.; Lum, L.C.S.; Syed Hassan, S.; Sam, I.C. (2009) Fatal influenza A (H3N2) and Campylobacter jejuni coinfection. Singapore medical journal, 50 (3). e112-3. ISSN 0037-5675

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Abstract

The rapid diagnosis and subtyping of influenza is particularly important in areas where avian influenza (H5N1) is present. The ability to recognise both typical and atypical presentations of influenza is also critical in such settings. A six-month-old male child who visited a H5N1-affected area subsequently died from a severe febrile diarrhoeal illness with minimal respiratory symptoms, and was initially diagnosed with influenza A of an unknown subtype. The final microbiological results showed a highly unusual combination of influenza A (H3N2) and Campylobacter jejuni infection.

Item Type: Article
Creators:
  1. Kahar-Bador, M.
  2. Nathan, A.M.
  3. Soo, M.H.
  4. Mohd Noor, S.
  5. AbuBakar, S.
  6. Lum, L.C.S.
  7. Syed Hassan, S.
  8. Sam, I.C.
Journal or Publication Title: Singapore medical journal
Additional Information: Tropical Infectious Diseases Research and Education Centre, Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medicine, University Malaya, Kuala Lumpur 50603, Malaysia.
Uncontrolled Keywords: Animals; Campylobacter Infections/physiopathology
Subjects: R Medicine > RB Pathology
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine
Depositing User: Mr. Faizal Hamzah
Date Deposited: 27 Apr 2011 11:33
Last Modified: 27 Apr 2011 11:33
URI: http://eprints.um.edu.my/id/eprint/1083

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