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Genetic marker may help identify patients at high risk for severe influenza

Genetic marker may help identify patients at high risk for severe influenza
July 25, 2017

Adults and children with a particular inherited variation in the IFITM3 gene were more than twice as likely to develop severe influenza than patients without the gene variation, according to research published in Nature Medicine.

Researchers said the marker, known as rs3448114, could be used to help identify patients at risk for severe and potentially life-threatening influenza infections.


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