H1N1 infection and embolic events A multifaceted disease
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6th Respiratory Dept., “Sotiria” Hospital for Thoracic Diseases, Athens, Greece
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Ioannis Dimitroulis   

6th Respiratory Dept., “Sotiria” Hospital for Thoracic Diseases 152 Mesogeion Ave, Athens, GR-115 27, Greece
Pneumon 2016;29(3):230-235
H1N1 infection which affects a large number of people globally, is mainly regarded as a disease that affects the lung parenchyma. H1N1 infection is a multifaceted disease that beyond affecting the lung parenchyma, it affects the pulmonary vasculature as well. Even beyond this, it affects the vasculature in other parts of the body (either arteries or veins), and can cause other embolic events not strictly falling in the “usual” thrombotic category. This review, the first on this subject, tries to bring to focus what is known in the literature up to now, raise the awareness about the complications of the H1N1 disease, and alert the various medical specialties involved in the treatment of this multifaceted disease. These embolic events occur mostly (but not only) during pandemics.
The author has no relevant affiliations or financial involvement with any organization or entity related to the subject of this review. No writing assistance was utilized in the production of this manuscript.
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