H1N1 flu can become drug-resistant in immunosuppressed patients

09/29/2010 | Reuters

A case in the Netherlands of a 5-year-old patient with leukemia who died after the H1N1 flu mutated into a drug-resistant strain illustrates how vulnerable patients with compromised immune systems can become, Dutch doctors said. The mutated form of the flu was resistant to Tamiflu, Relenza and peramivir, the study showed.

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