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Chest Infections: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Chest Infections II |

Emerging Agent of Death: Case Series Reporting an Outbreak of Human Metapneumovirus Causing Severe Respiratory Failure and ARDS in Adults

Ankur Sinha, MBBS; Amogh Gajankush, MBBS; Yizhak Kupfer, MD
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Maimonides Medical Center, Brooklyn, NY


Copyright 2016, American College of Chest Physicians. All Rights Reserved.


Chest. 2016;150(4_S):190A. doi:10.1016/j.chest.2016.08.199
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SESSION TITLE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster - Chest Infections II

SESSION TYPE: Student/Resident Case Report Poster

PRESENTED ON: Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 01:30 PM - 02:30 PM

INTRODUCTION: Human metapneumovirus is an emerging cause of upper and lower respiratory tract illness in children, elderly adults and immunocompromised hosts. Since its initial isolation from the nasopharynx of children in 2001[1], there have been gaps in our understanding of its clinical features due to limited studies in human subjects. We report an outbreak of serologically confirmed MPV [2] infection at a regional hospital, causing severe respiratory failure and ARDS.

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