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Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome complicated by orchitis


Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is a disease caused by viruses of the family Bunyaviridae, genus Hantavirus. HFRS from Dobrava virus (DOBV) is a seldom reported disease in Albania. Clinically HFRS is manifested as mild, moderate, or severe. Therefore, the number of cases of Hantavirus’ infection may be underestimated, and should be included in the differential diagnosis of many acute infections, hematologic diseases, acute abdominal diseases and renal diseases complicated by acute renal failure. We report here an atypical presentation of HFRS from Dobrava virus complicated by orchitis with a positive outcome.

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Puca, E., Pilaca, A., Pipero, P. et al. Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome complicated by orchitis. Virol. Sin. 26, 285–288 (2011).

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  • Fever
  • Dobrava virus
  • Orchitis