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Type A influenza subtype H1N1

Type A influenza subtype H1N1: Introduction

Type A influenza subtype H1N1: The H1N1 subtype of influenza is a strain of the type A influenza virus that can cause illness in humans. Influenza is viral respiratory infection. The virus is contagious and can cause severe illness especially in patients who are very young or old or have some other medical condition as well. The severity of symptoms can vary but usually involves respiratory and constitutional (e.g. headache, aching muscles) symptoms. The H1N1 subtype caused a pandemic called the Spanish Flu in 1918 and resulted in millions of deaths. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Type A influenza subtype H1N1 is available below.

Symptoms of Type A influenza subtype H1N1

Treatments for Type A influenza subtype H1N1

  • Antiviral medications may reduce the severity and duration of symptoms in some cases. Rest and fluids aid recovery. Medications may be used to alleviate symptoms such as pain, fever and nasal congestion. Regular flu shots can prevent influenza infections
  • Bed rest
  • Analgesics and antipyretics - aspirin, paracetamol, codeine and NSAID's
  • Maintain fluid intake
  • Antiviral drugs in high risk patients (within 36 hours)
  • more treatments...»

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Type A influenza subtype H1N1: Complications

Review possible medical complications related to Type A influenza subtype H1N1:

  • Pneumonia
  • Febrile seizures - children
  • Exacerbation of pre-existing asthma
  • Exacerbation of pre-existing chronic obstructive pulmonary disease
  • Exacerbation of pre-existing heart failure
  • Negative effects on developing fetus in pregnant women
  • more complications...»

Causes of Type A influenza subtype H1N1

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Less Common Symptoms of Type A influenza subtype H1N1

Type A influenza subtype H1N1: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Type A influenza subtype H1N1

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