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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. Brad Goldenberg
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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


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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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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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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 Restless Leg Syndrome (Checklist)

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Dr. Amrita Dosanjh
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Respiratory (Definition)

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