Infection and Chemotherapy, v.43, no.2, pp.225 - 228
Pregnant women is known to be at risk of high morbiding and mortality from H1N1 2009. Since the emergence of H1N1 2009 in Korean in April 2009, fatal case has not been reported in the Korean pregnant women yet. This is the first report of fatal case in pregnant women associated with H1N1 2009 infection in Korea. A 29-year-old woman at 32 weeks of gestation presented with pneumonia associated with H1N1 2009 infection, progressed into acute respiratory distress syndrome. On the fourth day of admission fetal distress development. The patient died from refractory critical hypoxemia and multiple organ failure on the 5th hospital day in spite of receiving extracorporeal membrane oxygenation therapy and intravenous peramivir.