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Distinguishing Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome from Three Other Acute Respiratory Diseases

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases
Pulmonology & Critical Care

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Description:

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome is a severe systemic disorder with a prodrome of fever and myalgia followed by noncardiogenic pulmonary edema and respiratory failure. By looking at certain key findings, it is often possible to distinguish patients with Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS) from patients with pneumococcal pneumonia, influenza and unexplained adult respiratory syndrome.

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