Value of Rapid Antigen Test for Pandemic Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 in the Pediatric Emergency Department

Duman M., Gencpinar P., Özbek Ö. A., Ozdemir D., Sayıner A. A.

PEDIATRIC EMERGENCY CARE, vol.29, no.5, pp.612-616, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 29 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/pec.0b013e31828e9b69
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED)
  • Page Numbers: pp.612-616
  • Keywords: H1N1 influenza, rapid antigen test, childhood, VIRUS-INFECTION, DIAGNOSIS, MANAGEMENT, CHILDREN, PATIENT, IMPACT
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Pandemic H1N1 influenza is the predominant influenza virus circulating in Turkey in 2009. Because of the clinical manifestations of influenza overlap with those attributable to other common respiratory illnesses of childhood, establishing a diagnosis of influenza requires confirmatory testing. The aim of our study was to define the predictive value of rapid influenza antigen detection test in children presenting to a pediatric emergency care department with influenza-like illness and to compare with clinical signs and symptoms.