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Korean J Nephrol. 1998 Jan;17(1):162-165. Korean. Case Report.
Yun DS , Choi SO , Lee HJ , Kim JS , Kim HY , Han BG , Lee KH .
Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University Wonju College of Medicine, Wonju, Korea.
Abstract

Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome frequently found in Korea is a acute infectious disease caused by Hantaan virus. Its clinical manifestations include high fever, cardiovascular collapse, hemorrhagic tendency and acute renal failure. Many patients with hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome show hemorrhagic tendency such as subconjunctival hemorrhage and mucocutaneous petechia. In vital organs such as lung, kidney, spleen, brain, and pituitary, hemorrhage occasionally occurs spontaneously or by minor trauma. As a results, hematemesis, hemoptysis, melena and gross hematuria can be developed in some patients. Anemia and circulatory shock may result from large hematoma formed in third spaces like retroperitoneal and pleural space. But retroperitoneal hematoma and hemothorax was rarely reported. We report a case of hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome complicated by retroperitoneal hematoma and hemothorax with review of literatures.

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