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Year : 2009  |  Volume : 27  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 267--270

Hantavirus infection: A case report from India

S Chandy1, H Boorugu2, A Chrispal2, K Thomas2, P Abraham1, G Sridharan1 
1 Department of Clinical Virology, Christian Medical College, Dr. Ida Scudder Road, Vellore - 632 004, India
2 Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College, Dr. Ida Scudder Road, Vellore - 632 004, India

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G Sridharan
Department of Clinical Virology, Christian Medical College, Dr. Ida Scudder Road, Vellore - 632 004
India

The clinical presentation of hantavirus infections in India is unclear. We report here a case of hantavirus infection in a 46 year old quarry worker presenting with fever, abdominal pain, jaundice, thrombocytopenia and renal dysfunction. Seroconversion and rising anti-hantavirus IgG titers were taken as evidence of hantavirus infection. Clinicians should consider hantavirus infections in the differential diagnosis of acute febrile illness along with scrub typhus, leptospirosis and dengue.

How to cite this article:
Chandy S, Boorugu H, Chrispal A, Thomas K, Abraham P, Sridharan G. Hantavirus infection: A case report from India.Indian J Med Microbiol 2009;27:267-270

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Chandy S, Boorugu H, Chrispal A, Thomas K, Abraham P, Sridharan G. Hantavirus infection: A case report from India. Indian J Med Microbiol [serial online] 2009 [cited 2020 Jul 12 ];27:267-270
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