This CDC summary provides a bulleted summary of tips for anti-viral treatment of patients with influenza. The highlights for hospitalized patients include: All hospitalized patients should be treated, treatment of patients even after > 48 hours of symptoms is reasonable, and treatment should not be delayed pending lab confirmation (CDC sheet)
Dr. Scheurer is a clinical hospitalist and the Medical Director of Quality and Safety at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, South Carolina, and is Assistant Professor of Medicine. She is a graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Medicine, completed her residency at Duke University, and completed her Masters in Clinical Research at the Medical University of South Carolina. She also serves as the Web Editor and Physician Advisor for the Society of Hospital Medicine.