Fatal swine influenza pneumonia during late pregnancy

Arch Intern Med. 1990 Jan;150(1):213-5.


Serious morbidity or death from swine influenza infection is unusual in the immunocompetent host. We present a fatal case of pneumonia caused by this virus in a previously healthy 32-year-old woman during her third trimester of pregnancy, and review all published case reports of swine influenza in United States civilians. Pregnancy may be a predisposing factor to fulminant infection with swine influenza virus.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Influenza A virus
  • Orthomyxoviridae Infections / epidemiology*
  • Orthomyxoviridae Infections / etiology
  • Pneumonia, Viral / etiology*
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / epidemiology*
  • Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / etiology
  • Wisconsin / epidemiology