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The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 77, Issue 10, pp 1093–1095

First Online: 01 October 2010Received: 29 April 2010Accepted: 16 June 2010


ObjectiveTo study the clinical profile and outcome of children screened and diagnosed for Swine flu at a tertiary care hospital.

MethodsAll Children with suspicion of swine flu infection attending our hospital during the epidemic from August 2009 through January 2010 were screened and categorized into A, B and C as per guidelines of National Health and family welfare. Patients in Category A were advised home quarantine, Category B tested and treated with ostelamivir and Category C were hospitalized.

ResultsAmong 424 cases screened for Swine flu, 79 were children in the age group 0–12 years of age 18.6%. The median age of presentation was 5 years. Children belonging to Category A were 4354.4%, Category B were 3139.2% and Category C were 56.3%. Out of the cases that were screened, 19 children were confirmed positive for H1N1 infection30.2%.Out of positive cases 8 were in category A 42%, eight were in category B 42% and five were in category C 26.3%.

ConclusionsDuring the epidemic of swine flu at puducherry, majority of cases were category A with mild symptoms. Home quarantine and preventive measures during the epidemic were found to be far more important than testing and treating with Oseltamivir.

KeywordsSwine flu H1N1 Oseltamivir  Download fulltext PDF

Autor: P. Sriram - Manish Kumar - R. Renitha - Nivedita Mondal - Vishnu B. Bhat


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