n South African Medical Journal - Pregnancy and H1N1 influenza - lessons to learn : scientific letter
|Article Title||Pregnancy and H1N1 influenza - lessons to learn : scientific letter|
|© Publisher:||Health and Medical Publishing Group (HMPG)|
|Journal||South African Medical Journal|
|Affiliations||1 University of KwaZulu-Natal, 2 National Institute for Communicable Diseases and 3 National Institute for Communicable Diseases|
|Publication Date||Oct 2011|
Pregnancy, with or without additional complications, constitutes a high-risk condition for complications of influenza infection and warrants early intervention with neuraminidase inhibitors such as oseltamivir, if influenza is suspected. Treatment should not be delayed for laboratory confirmation. In South Africa, the high burden of HIV infection is a further complication.
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