Clinical Course, Management, and Long-Term Sequelae of Respiratory Failure Due to Influenza Viral Pneumonia

Johns Hopkins Med J. 1977 Sep;141(3):148-55.

Abstract

Eleven patients with severe influenza viral pneumonia were seen over a six-week interval. Five patients survived after prolonged respirator and oxygen therapy. Follow-up chest roentgenograms and pulmonary function testing one year after recovery showed development of diffuse pulmonary fibrosis in the four survivors reexamined.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation / etiology
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Influenza, Human / complications*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Oxygen / blood
  • Oxygen Inhalation Therapy
  • Partial Pressure
  • Pneumonia, Viral / complications*
  • Pulmonary Alveoli / pathology
  • Pulmonary Fibrosis / etiology
  • Respiration, Artificial
  • Respiratory Function Tests
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / complications
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / etiology*
  • Respiratory Insufficiency / therapy
  • Time Factors

Substances

  • Oxygen