publication . Article . 2012

Hospitalizations Associated with Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 in Asthmatic Children in Japan

Toshio Katsunuma; Takehiko Matsui; Tsutomu Iwata; Mitsuhiko Nambu; Naomi Kondo;
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  • Published: 01 Jan 2012 Journal: Allergology International, issue 1, pages 75-82 (issn: 13238930, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Japanese Society of Allergology. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V.
Abstract
Background: The pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009 [pdm (H1N1) 2009] spread through the world in 2009, producing a serious epidemic in Japan. Since it was suggested early that asthma is a risk factor for an increased severity of the infection, the Japanese Society of Pediatric Allergy and Clinical Immunology (JSPACI) organized a working group for countermeasures, and investigated asthmatic children admitted to the hospitals for pdm (H1N1) 2009 infection. Methods: An appeal was made on the home page of the JSPACI to medical practitioners to input clinical information about asthmatic and non-asthmatic children (0–19 years) admitted to the hospital with pdm (H1N1) 20...
Subjects
Medical Subject Headings: respiratory tract diseases
free text keywords: asthma, child, pandemic influenza A (H1N1) 2009, Immunologic diseases. Allergy, RC581-607
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