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How to predict severe influenza in hospitalized patients – Science Daily

Researchers have identified predictors of both severe disease and recovery in hospitalized influenza patients, finding that the immune system works in concert to…



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Published today in Nature Communications, the team from the Peter Doherty Institute for Infection and Immunity (Doherty Institute), Alfred Health and Monash University sought to understand which patients would recover quickly from influenza and which would become severely ill.The four-year project took samples from patients hospitalised with influenza at up to five time points during their hospital stay, and 30 days after discharge. They analysed the breadth of the immune response, enabling them…

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