Clinical and epidemiological features of patients with confirmed avian influenza presenting to Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital, Indonesia, 2005-2007

Sardikin Giriputro, Rismali Agus, Sri Sulastri, Dewi Murniati, Fitryani Darwis, Ib Sila Wiweka, Adria Rusli, Sondang Sirait, Susi Marhaningtyas, Tuti Hendrawardati, Rinaldi, Tony Soetanto, Elly Deliana, Iman Firmansyah

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Abstract

Introduction: Since the first human cases of H5N1 avian influenza virus infection were detected in Indonesia in 2005, the Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital in lakarta has managed 27 confirmed cases from September 2005 to December 2007. Materials and Methods: We reviewed the clinical and epidemiological data of these patients. Results: Clinical and radiological features were not specific. Most patients were young and had indirect contact with infected poultry. The majority of cases presented to the Infectious Diseases hospital late when the patients already had features of the systemic inflammatory response syndrome (SIRS). The mortality was high at 77% . Conclusion: There is clearly an urgent need for better field diagnostics and therapeutics for the management of this emerging pathogen.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)454-457
Number of pages4
JournalAnnals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore
Volume37
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2008

Keywords

  • H5N1
  • Severity of illness

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    Giriputro, S., Agus, R., Sulastri, S., Murniati, D., Darwis, F., Wiweka, I. S., Rusli, A., Sirait, S., Marhaningtyas, S., Hendrawardati, T., Rinaldi, Soetanto, T., Deliana, E., & Firmansyah, I. (2008). Clinical and epidemiological features of patients with confirmed avian influenza presenting to Sulianti Saroso Infectious Diseases Hospital, Indonesia, 2005-2007. Annals of the Academy of Medicine Singapore, 37(6), 454-457.