January 1990

Fatal Swine Influenza Pneumonia During Late Pregnancy

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Internal Medicine, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee.

Arch Intern Med. 1990;150(1):213-215. doi:10.1001/archinte.1990.00390130173029

• Serious morbidity or death from swine influenza infection is unusual in the immunocompetent host. We present a fatal case of pneumonia caused by this virus in a previously healthy 32-year-old woman during her third trimester of pregnancy, and review all published case reports of swine influenza in United States civilians. Pregnancy may be a predisposing factor to fulminant infection with swine influenza virus.

(Arch Intern Med. 1990;150:213-215)