P. R. Brookmeyer, K. F. Woeltje

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Influenza infections account for significant morbidity and mortality both in the United States and worldwide. Approximately 5-15%of the world's population develops the disease annually. In the United States, 114,000 hospitalizations and 36,000 deaths are thought to occur annually [1], with an estimated annual economic impact of 3-5 billion dollars [2]. Complications of influenza include primary and secondary pneumonias, respiratory failure and rarely myositis and neurologic failures. These complications often lead to ICU admission, especially in the elderly or immunocompromised population.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationInfectious Diseases in Critical Care
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783540344056
StatePublished - Dec 1 2007

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    Brookmeyer, P. R., & Woeltje, K. F. (2007). Influenza. In Infectious Diseases in Critical Care (pp. 284-291). Springer Berlin Heidelberg.