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Bratislava Medical Journal Vol.123, No.10, p.716–718, 2022

Title: A rare case of acute acalculous cholecystitis secondary to hantavirus infection with renal syndrome
Author: Tugba KURT, Hatice SAHIN, Zeycan Kubra CEVVAL, Ebru GOK OGUZ, Sanem KAYHAN, Mehmet Deniz AYLI

Abstract: Hantaviruses are single-stranded RNA viruses. They are transmitted to humans by rodents and insectivore hosts. Some Hantavirus subtypes are the causative agents of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), which is characterized by fever, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury. Hantavirus infection is difficult to diagnose due to its non-specific clinical symptoms. Causes of acalculous cholecystitis are severe trauma or burn, surgery, long-term starvation and some viral infections. It is very rare for Hantavirus to cause acute acalculous cholecystitis. The treatment of acute acalculous cholecystitis is usually directed towards its symptoms. A 22-year-old male forest worker was admitted to our emergency outpatient clinic with the complaints of fatigue, oliguria, fever, abdominal pain and vomiting. After the clinical and laboratory examinations, HFRS and acute cholecystitis secondary to Hantavirus infection were diagnosed. The patient’s condition and clinical findings improved after supportive treatment. Hantavirus infection should be considered in patients with acute kidney injury, cholecystitis and thrombocytopenia (Fig. 2, Ref. 10).

Keywords: Hantavirus, acute kidney injury, acalculous cholecystitis, thrombocytopeni
Published online: 23-Jul-2022
Year: 2022, Volume: 123, Issue: 10 Page From: 716, Page To: 718

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