Volume 7 Issue 12 (December, 2019)

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Evaluation of cases of swine flu in patients- A clinical study
Hari Kant Tiwari, Pankaj Kumar

Background: The hemagglutinin type 1 and neuraminidase type 1 (H1N1) virus popularly known as swine flu virus. The present study was conducted to evaluate cases of swine flu in patients. Materials & Methods: This study was conducted on 46 cases of swine flu of both genders. Patients were examined and clinical manifestations at presentation, investigations (complete blood count, renal function test, liver function test, chest X-ray, and arterial blood gas analysis), and outcome were recorded. Results: out of 46 patients, males were 32 and females were 14. Common symptoms were fever in 40, cough in 38, breathlessness in 24, coryza in 28 and sore throat in 32 patients. The difference was non- significant (P> 0.05). Auscultatory findings were crepitations in 2, both crepitations and wheeze in 32, wheeze in 5 and clear in 7 patients. The difference was significant (P< 0.05). Conclusion: Authors found that swine flu is increasing day by day. Common symptoms were fever, cough, breathlessness, coryza and sore throat. Key words: Influenza, Swine flu, Sore throat

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