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Virologica Sinica

, Volume 27, Issue 3, pp 214–217 | Cite as

Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome associated with acute pancreatitis

  • Edmond Puca
  • Arben Pilaca
  • Pellumb Pipero
  • Dhimiter Kraja
  • Entela Y. Puca
Article

Abstract

Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is a systemic infectious disease caused by Hantaviruses and characterized by fevers, bleeding tendencies, gastrointestinal symptoms and renal failure. It encompasses a broad spectrum of clinical presentations, ranging from unapparent or mild illnesses to fulminant hemorrhagic processes. Among the various complications of HFRS, acute pancreatitis is a rare find. In this report, based on clinical data, laboratory and radiologic examination findings, we describe a clinical case, with HFRS from Dobrava virus, associated with acute pancreatitis. The patient was successfully treated by supportive management. Clinicians should be alert to the possibility of HFRS when examining patients with epidemiological data and symptoms of acute pancreatitis.

Key words

Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) Pancreatitis Dobrava virus 

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© Wuhan Institute of Virology, CAS and Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Edmond Puca
    • 1
  • Arben Pilaca
    • 1
    • 2
  • Pellumb Pipero
    • 1
    • 2
  • Dhimiter Kraja
    • 1
    • 2
  • Entela Y. Puca
    • 3
  1. 1.Service of Infectious DiseasesUniversity Hospital Center “Mother Teresa”TiranaAlbania
  2. 2.Department of Infection Diseases and DermatologyUniversity of TiranaTiranaAlbania
  3. 3.Service of EndocrinilogyTiranaAlbania

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