Letters A/H1N1 flu pandemic

Consider bronchoalveolar lavage

BMJ 2009; 339 doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bmj.b5094 (Published 01 December 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;339:b5094
  1. Chris Thorpe, consultant in anaesthesia and intensive care medicine1,
  2. Stuart Darcy, consultant in microbiology1
  1. 1Ysbyty Gwynedd, Bangor LL57 2PW
  1. christhorpe{at}tinyworld.co.uk

    Bronchoalveolar lavage is important when diagnosing suspected swine flu in patients in intensive care.1

    A 41 year old man with a history of asthma was admitted to our intensive care unit with pneumonia after 10 …

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