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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 237-239  

Bilateral massive pneumonia as an unusual manifestation of Puumala hantavirus infection

HT Gozdas1, D Menemenlioğlu2, Y Coşgun2, G Çelebi3 
1 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Kastamonu State Hospital, Kastamonu, Turkey
2 Microbiology Reference Laboratories Department, National Arboviruses and Viral Zoonoses Unit, Public Health Institution of Turkey, Ankara, Turkey
3 Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Bülent Ecevit University, Faculty of Medicine, Zonguldak, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Dr. H T Gozdas
Department of Infectious Diseases and Clinical Microbiology, Kastamonu State Hospital, Kastamonu
Turkey

Renal involvement due to European Puumala virus (PUUV) is frequent but pulmonary involvement is quite rare. We present here, a 24-year-old male with atypical clinical presentation of acute PUUV infection with gross pulmonary and minimal renal involvement. Severe pulmonary manifestations of PUUV infection, in this case, highlights that hantavirus infection should be considered in the differential diagnosis of atypical pneumonia.


How to cite this article:
Gozdas H T, Menemenlioğlu D, Coşgun Y, Çelebi G. Bilateral massive pneumonia as an unusual manifestation of Puumala hantavirus infection.J Postgrad Med 2018;64:237-239


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Gozdas H T, Menemenlioğlu D, Coşgun Y, Çelebi G. Bilateral massive pneumonia as an unusual manifestation of Puumala hantavirus infection. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2018 [cited 2019 Aug 25 ];64:237-239
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