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Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
H1N1 disseminated infection in a 3-month-old boy
  1. Marta Moniz1,
  2. Pedro Nunes2,
  3. Catarina Silvestre2,
  4. Clara Abadesso2,
  5. Ester Matias2,
  6. Helena Loureiro2,
  7. Helena Almeida2
  1. 1Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca, Lisbon, Portugal
  2. 2Pediatrics- Intensive care, Hospital Professor Doutor Fernando Fonseca, Lisbon, Portugal
  1. Correspondence to Marta Moniz, marta.moniz{at}


Earlier this year a new influenza virus emerged. In children, the clinical manifestations of H1N1 infection are similar to those reported during periods of seasonal influenza. We report on a 3-month-old boy with an upper respiratory tract infection who presented enteropathy, coagulopathy and encephalitis related to H1N1. The infection was confirmed in nasopharyngeal aspirate, stools and cerebrospinal fluid by real-time PCR. Treatment with oseltamivir was started.

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