Renal Involvement in Hantavirus Disease

  • B. Čižman
  • D. Ferluga
  • S. Kaplan-Pavlovčič
  • M. Koselj
  • J. Drinovec
  • T. Avšič
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 252)


Hantavirus disease (HVD) or hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome is new regarded as an acute infectious disease with a variety of clinical manifestations (1,2). It is caused by viruses from the Bunyaviridae family (3). The prototype of this group is Hantaan virus Which was first isolated in Korea in 1976 (4). Today we knew more than 100 strains of this virus vtó.ch are antigenically related. Seroepidemiological studies have revealed worldwide occurrence of the infection (5). The severe form of HVD is more often seen in the Far East (6). In Europe the mild form, known as nephropathia epidemica (NE),is found in Scandinavia (7) and Western Europe (8).


Acute Renal Failure Interstitial Nephritis Hemorrhagic Fever With Renal Syndrome Percutaneous Renal Biopsy Nephropathia Epidemica 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • B. Čižman
    • 1
  • D. Ferluga
    • 2
  • S. Kaplan-Pavlovčič
    • 1
  • M. Koselj
    • 1
  • J. Drinovec
    • 1
  • T. Avšič
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of NephrologyUniversity Medical CenterLjubljanaYugoslavia
  2. 2.Institute of PathologyLjubljanaYugoslavia
  3. 3.Institute of Microbiology Faculty of MedicineLjubljanaYugoslavia

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