First utilization of BioFire FilmArray® Respiratory Panel 2 Plus in post-mortem diagnosis of Influenza A H1N1

  • Francesco d'Aleo | fdaleo@unime.it Microbiology and Virology Unit, Grande Ospedale Metropolitano, Reggio Calabria; GLAMIFO – Study Group on Forensic Microbiology, AMCLI, Milan, Italy. http://orcid.org/0000-0002-4151-8768
  • Valentina Gatto Microbiology and Virology Unit, Grande Ospedale Metropolitano, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  • Mattia Chisari Microbiology and Virology Unit, Grande Ospedale Metropolitano, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  • Daniela Marcuccio Microbiology and Virology Unit, Grande Ospedale Metropolitano, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  • Maria Cuzzola Microbiology and Virology Unit, Grande Ospedale Metropolitano, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  • Marco Conte Microbiology and Virology Unit, Grande Ospedale Metropolitano, Reggio Calabria, Italy.
  • Claudio Farina GLAMIFO – Study Group on Forensic Microbiology, AMCLI, Milan; Microbiology and Virology Unit, Local Health Unit ”Papa Giovanni XXIII”, Bergamo, Italy.

Abstract

Post-mortem microbiology is an important tool in legal medicine and forensic pathology; this case report shows the importance of microbiological testing to establish the cause of death in infection suspected death. We refer a case of fatal Influenza A (H1N1) diagnosed only after dead with post-mortem microbiology tool.

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2019-11-06
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forensic microbiology, post mortem microbiology, autopsy microbiology, Influenza A (H1N1)
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d’Aleo, F., Gatto, V., Chisari, M., Marcuccio, D., Cuzzola, M., Conte, M., & Farina, C. (2019). First utilization of BioFire FilmArray® Respiratory Panel 2 Plus in post-mortem diagnosis of Influenza A H1N1. Microbiologia Medica, 34(2). https://doi.org/10.4081/mm.2019.8311

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