Case Report - Current Pediatric Research (2017) Volume 21, Issue 2
Subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum secondary to H1N1 pneumonia in Saudi children: 2 case reports.
Spontaneous Pneumomediastinum (SPM) is an innocuous condition in children, which usually responds to supportive therapy. The incidence of H1N1 Influenza A infection in children is exceedingly rare and may culminates into spontaneous pneumomediastinum and subcutaneous emphysema. We are presenting 2 cases where subcutaneous emphysema and spontaneous pneumomediastinum complicated H1N1 Influenza A viral infection in children, with an excellent outcome.Author(s): Ruba Abo Essa, Ibrahim Al-Helali, Ibrahim Al-Benhassan, Samy Dawood