Bank of samples from influenza A (H1N1) patients

Collection of peripheral blood samples from all cases (and additional samples of serum, plasma, saliva, sputum, Broncho-alveolar lavage, Trans bronchial and lung biopsy in some cases) of adult patients admitted to the Hospital del Mar with a confirmed influenza A (H1N1) diagnosis.

The historical origin of this collection is a multicenter project founded by FIS of CIBERES based on influenza pandemic (H1N1) in 2009.

Patient eligibility criteria

Eligible patients for recruitment must accomplish the following criteria:

  • Individual > 17 years old admitted to the Hospital del Mar with an Influenza A Pandemic (H1N1) diagnosis using RT-PCR.
  • Sign the informed consent form.

Sample types collected

Peripheral blood samples from all cases (and additional samples of serum, plasma, saliva, sputum, bronchoalveolar lavage, trans-bronchial and lung biopsy in some cases).

Scientific purpose and interest

To describe the disease caused by the pandemic A/H1N1 virus in cases requiring hospitalization. To describe the host’s biological response using a peripheral blood sample obtained from each patient.

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