Influenza Like Illness

Influenza Like Illness

Influenza-Like Illness (ILI) is clinically defined as an upper respiratory tract infection (ARI) by a virus with the main symptoms of dry cough, fever (approximately 38.50°C), excessive tiredness and may also be accompanied by other symptoms. , such as muscle pain (myalgia), fever, fever, headache, sore throat

Influenza manifestations are often non-specific and consist of a collection of symptoms known as an influenza-like illness (ILI). Recent research in Southeast Asian countries shows that seasonal influenza causes severe disease and has a disease burden or even greater than countries with warmer or colder temperatures. This condition is generally exacerbated by other diseases that make the patient more susceptible to severe respiratory infections. New ILI cases are more common in children of all ages. Influenza-like illness is defined as an acute respiratory disorder with body temperature >38oC and cough with symptom onset within the last 10 days.

Influenza-like illness is caused by infection with the influenza virus, which is part of the Orthomyxoviridae family. Influenza viruses are divided into three types: A, B, and C. To know the level of danger and proper handling, you first need to know more about the types of influenza viruses. There are 3 types of influenza virus types known in the world. Each has different characteristics and different handling. The following is a brief description of each type of influenza virus.
  • Antiviral Therapy
    Antiviral is the therapy for ILI that should be given. Antivirals will be useful if given within the first 48 hours of the onset of ILI symptoms because the benefit is not maximal if given to patients who have had ILI for more than 48 hours. Antiviral therapy was given for a maximum of 5 days.Antiviral drugs that can be an option is a class of neuraminidase inhibitors. oseltamivir and zanamivir.
  • Symptomatic/Supportive Therapy
    Symptomatic therapy is given to ILI patients to help reduce existing symptoms.
    Antipyretic therapy that can be an option include: (1) ibuprofen 10 mg/kgBW/dose every 6-8 hours and (2) acetaminophen 10-15 mg/kgBW/dose every 4-6 hours.
  • Cough Therapy
    Complaints of coughing are also often a concern of parents considering these complaints often interfere with the sleep of children and parents. there are no studies that prove the effectiveness and safety of these drugs in children aged <6 years.

Influenza Vaccination, Respiratory Hygiene and Cough Ethics, Hand Hygiene, Use of Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)

Immediately consult your health with dr. Riyadi, Sp.A(K) he is a Pediatrician, Sub Specialist for Infection and Tropical Diseases at Hermina Pasteur Hospital.
To find out the doctor's practice schedule and register, you can go to:
1. Hermina Hospital website

2. Hermina Mobile Application "PT Medikaloka Hermina Tbk" (available on Playstore/Appstore)
3. Call Center 1500488

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