Thorax computed tomography findings and mortality analysis of a localized outbreak of H1N1 pneumonia in east Part of Turkey in 2013

Gümüş A. , Kayhan S., Çınarka H., Oğullar S., Ertürk A., Şahin Ü.

Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine, vol.30, no.4, pp.339-344, 2014 (International Refereed University Journal)

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 30 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
  • Page Numbers: pp.339-344


There in we report a local outbreak of H1N1 pneumonia in east part of (Blacksea region)
of Turkey. A total of 118 patients admitted to our emergency department with the similar
complaints of malaise, high fever, myalgia, cough and dyspnea between December 2012
and April 2013. The diagnosis of H1N1 virus infection was confrmed in 21 hospitalized
patients with pneumonia by using real-time polymerase chain reaction method. Five of
the 21 patients died due to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) in a few days. We
investigated the radiological manifestations and the risk factors for the mortality of the
patients with influenza A (H1N1) virus related pneumonia