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Medicina Legal de Costa Rica

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QUIROS ALPIZAR, José Luis  and  ALPIZAR MIRANDA, Kattia E. Caso Anatomopatológico influenza AH1N1 en una paciente embarazada: características clínicas y patológicas. Med. leg. Costa Rica [online]. 2010, vol.27, n.1, pp.75-82. ISSN 2215-5287.

We describe the pathologic and clinical changes over a case of Influenza A (H1N1) infection based in autopsy findings. The patient was a 25 year-old female pregnant of 33 weeks gestation twins, who had flu-like symptoms. She was hospitalized, but died 13 days after admitting. Autopsy findings included a diffuse alveolar damage in a proliferative phase.

Keywords : Influenza A H1N1; pregnancy; acute respiratory distress syndrome; ventilator-induced lung injury; pandemic.

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