Article in Japanese
A clinical study of influenza virus infection in infants less than three months of age without antiviral therapy
Yuko HAGIWARA, Atsushi NISHIYAMA, Yoshinobu OYAZATO, Aika WATANABE, Takayuki KODERA, Atsuko NAKAGAWA
This is a clinical analysis regarding 28 infants less than three months of age hospitalized for influenza virus infection during the influenza seasons from 2005/06 to 2010/11. All of patients in this study recovered without antiviral therapy. Their body temperatures stabilized within 48 hours, and their maximum body temperature was 38.0-38.9°C in 71% of patients. This study suggests that antiviral therapy for all the infants with influenza virus infection may not be required.
Department of Pediatrics, Kakogawa West City Hospital
|Received||April 26, 2012|
|Accepted||September 10, 2012|