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Case report (case report): feedback on an observation with a short commentary.
Premier cas de néphropathie epidémique endémique en Suisse [First case of nephropathia epidemica acquired in Switzerland]
Revue Médicale Suisse
Publication types: Case Reports ; English Abstract ; Journal Article
A 43 year healthy old man complains of fever with abdominal pain, vomiting, diarrhoea, followed by the development of thrombocytopenia and acute renal failure. The laboratory tests show the presence of Hantavirus specific IgM and IgG which is confirmed by a specific test revealing Puumala serotype as responsible. The patient received a symptomatic treatment with a favourable evolution allowing discharge about ten days after the beginning of symptoms. Hantavirus are transmitted by rodents, and this patient has certainly been infected in Switzerland in the absence of travel abroad during the incubation period. This means that when confronted in Switzerland with an acute nephritis of unknown origin, a diagnosis of nephropathia epidemica must be taken into account.
Adult, Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome, Humans, Male, Switzerland
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