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Research Paper | Pediatrics | India | Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018
Clinical Profile of Swine Flu RT-PCR Positive in Children of Tertiary Care Centre
Sheo Pratap Singh | Manoj Kumar Singh  | Rajesh Kumar  | Pankaj Kumar  | Sheshadri Singh
Abstract: Background: The H1N1 influenza A, also known as swine flu, has caused wide spread panic not only in India, but across the world. It emerged as pandemic in 2009 and made the whole world realize its dreadful presence. Similar episodes of diseases was also seen the year 2017. Early diagnosis, identification of the risk factors and prompt antiviral treatment along with preventive measure, including vaccination and chemoprophylaxis are the mainstay of management and can help in containment of this deadly disease. Our study focused on childrenaffected with swine flu in Agra region. Material and Methods:A retrospective study was conducted in children (0-18 years) of either sex attending out patient department/admitted in Sarojini Naidu Medical College, Agra between 2016-2017 who are suspected to have swine flu. All the cases were subject to detailed clinical history such as duration of illness, presenting symptoms, past illness, history of close contact in the family, immunization history, nutritional status, A thorough clinical examination was done including general examination, and systemic examinations and the diagnosis confirmed by Reverse Transcriptase Polymerase Chain Reactions (RT-PCR) on respiratory specimen. Conclusion: During the epidemic of swine flu in Agra region majority of cases were category. A with mild symptoms. Home quarantine and preventive measures during the epidemic were found to be more important than testing and treating withoseltamivir. Mass media awareness played important role in seeking early medical care and diagnosis and treatment.
Keywords: H1N1 influenza, Oseltamivir, Swine-flu, RT-PCR
Edition: Volume 7 Issue 11, November 2018,
Pages: 1171 - 1173