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Year : 2014  |  Volume : 1  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 69-71

H1N1 in pregnancy: Experience in a tertiary care hospital

Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab, India

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Tapasya Dhar
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Christian Medical College and Hospital, Ludhiana - 141 008, Punjab
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DOI: 10.4103/2348-3334.134262

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Introduction: The serious complication of influenza infection during pregnancy has been recognised for over a century. Because it is associated with high morbidity and mortality, we decided to undertake this study. Objectives: To assess maternal and perinatal outcome in women with H1N1 infection in pregnancy. Materials and Methods: This was a 1-year retrospective study conducted in Christian Medical College (  CMC) and Hospital, Ludhiana. All women infected with H1N1 virus anytime during pregnancy were included in the study. Results and Analysis: A total of 26 patients were included in our study. A majority of patients were in the age group of 20-25 years (84.61%). A total of 61.54% were primigravida and 69.23% were in the third trimester. Comorbidities like diabetes, asthma, and obesity were present in 19.23% patients. The commonest symptoms were cough (92.37%), sore throat, and breathlessness. The commonest maternal complication was preterm labor (30.76%), and fetal complication was intrauterine death (19.23%). The majority delivered vaginally (57.7%). There were seven maternal deaths in our study. Conclusions: H1N1 remains a grave risk in pregnancy, underlining the need for greater awareness, early diagnosis, and prompt treatment.

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