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Virologica Sinica, 27 (3) : 214-217, 2012
Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome Associated with Acute Pancreatitis
1.Service of Infectious Diseases, University Hospital Center “Mother Teresa”, Tirana 1007, Albania
2.Department of Infection Diseases and Dermatology, University of Tirana, Tirana 1007, Albania
3. Service of Endocrinilogy, American Hospital No2, Tirana 1007, Albania
 Correspondence: edmond_puca@yahoo.com
Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) is a systemic infectious disease caused by Hantaviruses and characterized by fevers, bleeding tendencies, gastrointestinal symptoms and renal failure. It encompasses a broad spectrum of clinical presentations, ranging from unapparent or mild illnesses to fulminant hemorrhagic processes. Among the various complications of HFRS, acute pancreatitis is a rare find. In this report, based on clinical data, laboratory and radiologic examination findings, we describe a clinical case, with HFRS from Dobrava virus, associated with acute pancreatitis. The patient was successfully treated by supportive management. Clinicians should be alert to the possibility of HFRS when examining patients with epidemiological data and symptoms of acute pancreatitis.
Received: 16 Apr 2012  Accepted: 13 Nov 2011  Published online: 5 Jun 2012
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