Dobrava Hantavirus Infection Complicated by Panhypopituitarism, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010


Sariguzel N., Hofmann J., Canpolat A. T. , Turk A., Ettinger J., Atmaca D., ...More

EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.18, no.7, pp.1180-1183, 2012 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.3201/eid1807.111746
  • Journal Name: EMERGING INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded
  • Page Numbers: pp.1180-1183

Abstract

We identified Dobrava-Belgrade virus infection in Turkey (from a strain related to hantavirus strains from nearby countries) in a patient who had severe symptoms leading to panhypopituitarism, but no known risk for hantavirus. Our findings emphasize the need for increased awareness of hantaviruses in the region and assessment of symptomatic persons without known risk factors for infection.