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Dr. Roger Clark
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Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (Overview)

This is a respiratory illness contracted from Deer Mice, typically out west. This illness leads to rapid respiratory failure, ARDS and death if not treated.


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What are the tests for hantavirus pulmonary syndrome?

What are the tests for hantavirus pulmonary syndrome?

Antibody: Doing acute and convalescent phase antibody testing is effective retrospectively. Virus isolation and pcp tests are not widely available. ...Read more

Dr. Roger Clark
26 doctors shared insights

Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (Overview)

This is a respiratory illness contracted from Deer Mice, typically out west. This illness leads to rapid respiratory failure, ARDS and death if not treated.


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What are the symptoms of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (hps)?

What are the symptoms of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (hps)?

Numerous : Fever, chills, malaise, and particularly shortness of breath with pulmonary congestion and sometimes bloody sputum. All relatively non-specific and attributable to several different illnesses. ...Read more

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Managing Carpal Tunnel Syndrome (Checklist)

Visit your medical provider for accurate diagnosis
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Wear a wrist brace at night
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What are the tests for hantavirus pulmonary syndrome?

Antibody: Doing acute and convalescent phase antibody testing is effective retrospectively. Virus isolation and pcp tests are not widely available. ...Read more

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Living with Asperger's Syndrome (Checklist)

Learn about your condition
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What is the definition or description of: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome?

What is the definition or description of: Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome?

See below: This is a respiratory illness contracted from Deer Mice, typically out west. This illness leads to rapid respiratory failure, ARDS and death if not treated. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (hps)?

Numerous : Fever, chills, malaise, and particularly shortness of breath with pulmonary congestion and sometimes bloody sputum. All relatively non-specific and attributable to several different illnesses. ...Read more

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Treating a Kidney Infection (Checklist)

Call dr if you have fever or back pain. Kidney infections are serious
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Throw away any used contact lenses
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How can i prevent getting the hantavirus?

How can i prevent getting the hantavirus?

Hantavirus: Avoid contact with fresh urine, droppings, or saliva of infected rodents. ...Read more

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What is the hantavirus morbidity and mortality rate in the u.S.?

What is the hantavirus morbidity and mortality rate in the u.S.?

About 40% die: Morbidity rates are higher but I do not know the exact percentages, because the frequency of asymptomatic cases is not well studied. ...Read more

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Treating a Bladder Infection (Checklist)

Ask your doctor about taking an antibiotic or a urine test
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Take an over-the-counter analgesic for pain and to soothe bladder
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Are any treatments helpful for hantavirus infection?

Are any treatments helpful for hantavirus infection?

Hantavirus: There are no known antiviral medications effective against this virus, but natural recovery from the virus is possible with supportive treatment. ...Read more

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From NJ,almost stepped on a dead deer mouse on walk path.My beanie fell on my shoe later,but I had to wear it to protect me.Could I get hantavirus?

From NJ,almost stepped on a dead deer mouse on walk path.My beanie fell on my shoe later,but I had to wear it to protect me.Could I get hantavirus?

No: There have been NO reported cases of Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome(HPS) in N.J. Most cases of HPS are acquired indoors from the stirring up of dust contaminated with mouse droppings or saliva. It is much less likely to be acquired from the situation you describe. ...Read more

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Managing Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

See a vein specialist
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How do you treat hantavirus?

How do you treat hantavirus?

Supportive tx: The likelihood of surviving hantavirus cardiopulmonary syndrome increases with early recognition, hospitalization, and pulmonary and hemodynamic support with monitoring in the ICU and mechanical ventilation to treat respiratory failure. Extracorporeal membrane oxygenation (ecmo) has been used successfully in some patients who were extremely likely to die from the infection. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
38 doctors shared insights

Hantavirus Infection (Definition)

Hantavirus infection is acquired from exposure to urine and droppings from infected rodents. Also known as "Sin Nombre" virus, infection can lead to Hantavirus Pulmonary Syndrome (HPS). The symptoms are fairly non-specific (fever, aches, cough, breathing problems, etc). There is no specific treatment so focus is on supportive care. The CDC quotes a mortality rate of 38%. In 2012 there was an outbreak of Hantavirus Infection ...Read more


Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Respiratory (Definition)

Pertaining to the work of breathing done by the chest ...Read more