Hantavirus-related acute interstitial nephritis in western Europe. Expansion of a world-wide zoonosis.

@article{Strihou1989HantavirusrelatedAI,
  title={Hantavirus-related acute interstitial nephritis in western Europe. Expansion of a world-wide zoonosis.},
  author={Charles van Ypersele de Strihou and Jean Philippery Mery},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  year={1989},
  volume={73 270},
  pages={941-50}
}
We report the clinical, biological and serological characteristics of 76 cases of Hantavirus-induced acute interstitial nephritis diagnosed in Belgium and France between 1977 and 1986. The disease is characterized by a fever of sudden onset promptly accompanied by pain in the loin or abdomen, nausea and vomiting, myalgias and occasionally with acute myopia and conjunctival injection. Within a week acute renal failure develops, necessitating haemo- or peritoneal dialysis in up to 10 per cent of… CONTINUE READING
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