Constrictive pericarditis accompanied by swine-origin influenza a (H1N1) infection

Ji Yong Jang, Hyuk Jae Chang, Yangsoo Jang, Sang Hoon Han, Woo Dae Bang, Sung Soo Cho, Chang Myung Oh, Hee Tae Yu, Chi Young Shim, Jong Won Ha, Namsik Chung

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Abstract

Swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) is caused by a new strain of the influenza virus. The disease has spread rapidly and was declared a pandemic in April, 2009. So far, however, there is a scarcity of information regarding the complications of swine influenza. A report of the disease in the winter of 2009 in the Southern Hemisphere found that the most common manifestations of influenza A virus infection are upper respiratory tract infection and pneumonia. Although there may be an association between fulminant myocarditis and Swine influenza, cardiovascular complications resulting from swine Influenza A infection are exceedingly rare. We report a case of acute constrictive pericarditis in a healthy subject infected by the swine-origin influenza A (H1N1) virus.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)539-542
Number of pages4
JournalKorean Circulation Journal
Volume40
Issue number10
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Internal Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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