Avian influenza virus infection of children in Vietnam and Thailand

Victor German, Kulkanya Chokephaibulkit

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Influenza viruses from chickens (H5N1) have caused outbreaks in children from both Vietnam and Thailand in 2004. All infected patients presented with fever and cough. Striking laboratory findings included leukopenia and thrombocytopenia. All children who developed progressive pneumonia with acute respiratory distress syndrome died. However, very few children received antiviral therapy.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)793-794
Number of pages2
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Issue number8
StatePublished - Aug 2004


  • Acute respiratory distress syndrome
  • Avian influenza virus
  • Oseltamivir

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases


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