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Corticosteroids combined with continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration for treatment of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome caused by Puumala virus infection.

Research paper by E E Seitsonen, M M Hynninen, E E Kolho, H H Kallio-Kokko, V V Pettilä

Indexed on: 22 Mar '06Published on: 22 Mar '06Published in: European Journal of Clinical Microbiology & Infectious Diseases



Abstract

Reported here are two cases of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome caused by Puumala virus infection, which rapidly resolved after initiation of corticosteroid treatment combined with continuous veno-venous hemodiafiltration. These cases emphasize the role of the inflammatory response in the pathogenesis of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome.