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Hantavirus infection: A case report from India

Author(s): Chandy S | Boorugu H | Chrispal A | Thomas K | Abraham P | Sridharan G

Journal: Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology
ISSN 0255-0857

Volume: 27;
Issue: 3;
Start page: 267;
Date: 2009;
Original page

Keywords: Hantavirus | India | renal disease

The clinical presentation of hantavirus infections in India is unclear. We report here a case of hantavirus infection in a 46 year old quarry worker presenting with fever, abdominal pain, jaundice, thrombocytopenia and renal dysfunction. Seroconversion and rising anti-hantavirus IgG titers were taken as evidence of hantavirus infection. Clinicians should consider hantavirus infections in the differential diagnosis of acute febrile illness along with scrub typhus, leptospirosis and dengue.
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