Acham-Roschitz et al.: NEPHROPATHIA EPIDEMICA (PUUMALA VIRUS INFECTION) IN AUSTRIAN CHILDREN

Acham-Roschitz, B; Aberle, SW; Pirker, N; Kaulfersch, W; Boehm, M; Roedl, S; Zenz, W; Ring, E; Mache, CJ.
NEPHROPATHIA EPIDEMICA (PUUMALA VIRUS INFECTION) IN AUSTRIAN CHILDREN.
Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010; [Fulltext] [PubMed]

Abstract:
From 2000 to 2007, 19 Austrian children (aged 6-18 years) had serologically verified nephropathia epidemica. Common clinical features were abdominal/flank/back pain, fever, nausea, vomiting, headache, and transient visual disturbances. Acute renal failure was present in 18 (95%) patients. All patients recovered completely. Childhood nephropathia epidemica in Austria takes a similar course to those reported for Northern European Puumala virus strains.


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