Avian Influenza (Bird Flu) Questions & Answers

Updated: Apr 08, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Questions & Answers

Overview

What is avian influenza?

What is the pathophysiology of avian influenza?

What is the prevalence of avian influenza in the US?

What is the global prevalence of avian influenza?

What are the mortality rates of avian influenza?

What are the racial predilections of avian influenza?

What are the sexual predilections of avian influenza?

Which age groups have the highest prevalence of avian influenza?

What is the prognosis of avian influenza?

Presentation

Which clinical history findings are characteristic of avian influenza?

What are the signs and symptoms of avian influenza?

What are the risk factors for avian influenza?

What atypical presentation of avian influenza has been reported?

Which physical findings are characteristic of avian influenza?

DDX

What are the differential diagnoses for Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)?

Workup

What is the role of lab testing in the workup of avian influenza?

What is the role of imaging studies in the workup of avian influenza?

What is the role of intubation in the workup of avian influenza?

What is the role of lumbar puncture in the workup of avian influenza?

Treatment

How is avian influenza treated?

Which specialist consultations are beneficial to patients with avian influenza?

How is avian influenza prevented?

Medications

What is the role of medications in the treatment of avian influenza?

Which medications in the drug class Uricosuric Agents are used in the treatment of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)?

Which medications in the drug class Antivirals, Influenza are used in the treatment of Avian Influenza (Bird Flu)?