Influenza virus infection mimicking an acute abdomen in a female adolescent

Authors

  • Karina L. Vivar,

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    1. Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    • Correspondence: Karina L. Vivar, Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, 505 Parnassus Ave M691, San Francisco, CA 94143, USA. E-mail: vivark@peds.ucsf.edu

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  • Timothy M. Uyeki

    1. Department of Pediatrics, University of California San Francisco, San Francisco, CA, USA
    2. Influenza Division, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA
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Abstract

We report an adolescent with respiratory symptoms admitted for clinical signs of an acute abdomen. The only diagnostic finding was influenza A viral RNA detected in an upper respiratory tract specimen. Influenza should be considered in the differential diagnosis of children with respiratory illness and abdominal pain during influenza season.

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