New look at an old problem: bacterial superinfection after influenza

Am J Pathol. 2010 Feb;176(2):536-9. doi: 10.2353/ajpath.2010.090880. Epub 2009 Dec 17.

Abstract

This commentary highlights the important role of bacterial superinfection in the morbidity and mortality of influenza virus infection.

Publication types

  • Comment
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural

MeSH terms

  • Bacteria / chemistry
  • Bacteria / immunology
  • Bacteria / pathogenicity
  • Humans
  • Influenza A virus / physiology
  • Influenza, Human / complications*
  • Influenza, Human / immunology
  • Influenza, Human / microbiology
  • Superinfection / etiology*
  • Superinfection / immunology
  • Superinfection / microbiology
  • Time Factors
  • Viruses / chemistry
  • Viruses / immunology
  • Viruses / pathogenicity