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.
|Original language||American English|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica|
|State||Published - 1 Jan 2010|
Vásquez, R. D., Chávez, V. M., Gamio, I. E., Muñoz, R. I., Polar, M. F., Montalvo, R., & Ticona, E. (2010). Probable vertical transmission of the influenza virus a (H1N1): Apropos of a case. Revista Peruana de Medicina Experimental y Salud Publica, 466-469. https://doi.org/10.1590/S1726-46342010000300022