What is the primary presenting illness in avian influenza (H5N1)?

Updated: Aug 07, 2020
  • Author: Hien H Nguyen, MD, MS; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Cases of avian influenza in which respiratory disease was limited or not apparent (with even normal chest radiography findings) have been described, though they account for only a small percentage of cases overall. [33] The primary presenting illness has been encephalitis or diarrhea.

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