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Letters A/H1N1 flu

NSAIDs and flu

BMJ 2009; 338 doi: (Published 15 June 2009) Cite this as: BMJ 2009;338:b2345
  1. Rokuro Hama, chairperson1
  1. 1Japan Institute of Pharmacovigilance, 902 Ueshio3-2-17, Tennoji-ku Osaka, Japan 543-0002
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    The potentially harmful effects of non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are rarely discussed in the treatment of A/H1N1 flu, which has caused high death rates in Mexico.1 2

    Severe and fatal cases, including sudden death, are characterised by severe sepsis with multi-organ failure with findings such as …

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