Clinical picture of nephropathia epidemica in children.

  title={Clinical picture of nephropathia epidemica in children.},
  author={Jukka T. Mustonen and N. P. Huttunen and Markus Brummer-Korvenkontio and Antti Vaheri},
  journal={Acta paediatrica},
  volume={83 5},
The clinical picture of nephropathia epidemica (NE) among children is poorly understood. We made a retrospective analysis of 32 patients aged 4-15 years treated in hospital for serologically verified recent NE. The most common clinical findings were high fever (100%), nausea (81%), vomiting (72%), tenderness in the kidney area (63%), abdominal pains (59%) and headache (59%). A peculiar symptom of NE, transient visual abnormalities, was found in 25% of patients. Four children had clinical… CONTINUE READING