Renal Involvement in Hantavirus Disease
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).
KeywordsAcute Renal Failure Interstitial Nephritis Hemorrhagic Fever With Renal Syndrome Percutaneous Renal Biopsy Nephropathia Epidemica
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