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Table 3 Severe influenza-associated complications and fatalities in children treated in PICUs - Germany, 2005-2008 *

From: Severe influenza cases in paediatric intensive care units in Germany during the pre-pandemic seasons 2005 to 2008

Severe complications/death No. of children (%)
Influenza-associated pneumonia 12 (60)
Bronchitis / bronchiolitis 6 (30)
Secondary bacterial pneumonia 5 (25)
Encephalitis / encephalopathy 5 (25)
ARDS 5 (25)
Sepsis 3 (15)
Status asthmaticus 2 (10)
Apnoea / bradycardia 1 (5)
Death 2 (10)
  1. * Data on diagnoses were available from 20 children; percentages refer to the number of the available patients. Multiple nominations were possible.