Journal of Infectious Diseases and Medicine

ISSN: 2576-1420

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Case Based Discussion: Hantavirus Infection Presenting as Pulmonary Syndrome in an Immunocompetent Adult Male


Pradeep Kumar Vyas*, Vidyadhara Lakkappan, Rajesh Uchil, Suhas Thorat and Vijay Khatri

Hantaviruses are rodent-borne virus infection manifested as haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome. HCPS is a severe, fatal, respiratory disease caused by infection with hanta viruses. Anyone who comes in contact with rodents that carry hanta-viruses is at risk of HCPS. Rodent infestation in and around the home remains the primary risk for hanta-virus exposure. Clinical presentation of hanta-virus infections is not very much clear, sero-conversion and rising anti-hantavirus IgG titers were taken as evidence. Here we present a case of a 46-year-old male diagnosed to have hanta virus pulmonary syndrome treated successfully


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