International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
Since Year 2012 | Open Access | Double Blind Reviewed

ISSN: 2319-7064

Downloads: 122

Survey Paper | Medicine Science | Albania | Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017

Influenza Associated Comorbidities

Lorenc Konomi [2] | Artan Simaku [3] | Najada Como [8] | Entela Kolovani [2] | Ergys Ramosaco [4] | Enver Roshi [5] | Silva Bino [4]

Abstract: Influenza, one of the most common infectious diseases, is a highly contagious airborne disease that occurs in seasonal epidemics and manifests as an acute febrile illness with variable degrees of systemic symptoms, ranging from mild fatigue to respiratory failure and death. The aim of the study was to highlight the associated comorbidities of influenza. This is a retrospective study of patients admitted during the influenza season 2015-2016 at the Infectious diseases hospital at University Hospital Centre Mother Teresa, in Tirana, Albania. Overall, among the <65-years and 65-years-and-older age groups, hypertension and diabetes, respectively, were observed with the highest frequency. Heart failure was the second most frequent comorbidity in these two age groups. Prevention of influenza in the elderly is of utmost importance for mitigating its impact on this high-risk population. The main components of prevention are measures that avoid transmission, prophylaxis with antiviral drugs, and vaccination.

Keywords: influenza, severity, comorbidity, elderly, prevention

Edition: Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017,

Pages: 1739 - 1740

How to Cite this Article?

Lorenc Konomi, Artan Simaku, Najada Como, Entela Kolovani, Ergys Ramosaco, Enver Roshi, Silva Bino, "Influenza Associated Comorbidities", International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR), Volume 6 Issue 4, April 2017, pp. 1739-1740,

How to Share this Article?

Similar Articles with Keyword 'influenza'

Downloads: 114

Case Studies, Medicine Science, Albania, Volume 5 Issue 3, March 2016

Pages: 1037 - 1040

An 82-Years-Old Woman with Diabetes Mellitus Type 2, Systemic Hypertension and Dyspnea, Admitted to Hospital with Right Lung Post Viral Pneumonia- A Case Report

Ema Lumi | Prof asc.Thanas Furreraj | Prof. Dr. Agron Ylli

Share this Article

Downloads: 115

Research Paper, Medicine Science, India, Volume 3 Issue 8, August 2014

Pages: 834 - 837

A Study to Assess the Effectiveness of the Structured Teaching Programme, on Knowledge Regarding Swine Flu Among Secondary School Going Children in Selected School at Karad

Nandkumar R.Kakade | Dr. S. V. Kakade [3]

Share this Article