Leukocyte response in H10N8 influenza: A note on observations

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Leukocyte response in H10N8 influenza: A note on observations. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2014;7:142

 

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Leukocyte response in H10N8 influenza: A note on observations. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2014 [cited 2017 Nov 14];7:142. Available from: https://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2014/7/2/142/146436

Dear Sir,

The emerging H10N8 influenza is of great interest in global public health. This newest emerging influenza has just been reported from China. [1] Until present (February 28, 2014), 3 confirmed cases are documented. The new infection is reported as a fatal respiratory tract disease. [2],[3] As a new infection, the information of its clinical features is very interesting. An interesting data is on the basic laboratory finding among the infected cases. The present focused is on the complete blood count. Indeed, the influenza usually present as an infection with pattern of lymphocytosis. However, an unexpected pattern in the new H10N8 influenza can be seen. The leukocytosis with decreased lymphocyte ratio can be observed. [2],[3] This pattern is discordant with that of general influenza, and it can mislead the practitioner in charge to misdiagnose.

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Parry J. H10N8 avian flu virus claims its first known human casualty. BMJ 2014;348:g1360.
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Wan J, Zhang J, Tao W, Jiang G, Zhou W, Pan J, et al. A report of first fetal case of H10N8 avian influenza virus pneumonia in the world. Zhonghua Wei Zhong Bing Ji Jiu Yi Xue 2014;26:120-2.
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Chen H, Yuan H, Gao R, Zhang J, Wang D, Xiong Y, et al. Clinical and epidemiological characteristics of a fatal case of avian influenza A H10N8 virus infection: a descriptive study. Lancet 2014;383:714-21.

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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.146436

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