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Laboratory findings demonstrated hemoconcentration and dramatic leukocytosis, and both patients suffered refractory shock and cardiopulmonary arrest.
Uncontrolled lung damage is associated with viral pneumonitis that, in severe cases of influenza, can lead to respiratory failure and refractory shock, the two most common causes of death.