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Theiler, G; Langer-Wegscheider, B; Zollner-Schwetz, I; Valentin, T; Hönigl, M; Schnedl, W; Krause, R.
Blurred vision and myopic shift in Puumala virus infections are independent of disease severity.
Clin Microbiol Infect. 2012; 18(10):E435-E437 [OPEN ACCESS]
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Autor/innen der Med Uni Graz:
Hönigl Martin
Krause Robert
Langner-Wegscheider Beate-Julia
Schnedl Wolfgang
Theiler Georg
Valentin Thomas
Zollner-Schwetz Ines
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Abstract:
Puumala virus infection causes epidemic nephropathia (NE), a certain type of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). Myopic shift is considered a pathognomonic sign of NE and HFRS but rates of ocular involvement vary. The aim of the study was to evaluate whether clinical and laboratory findings are associated with ophthalmic involvement in NE in Austria. We found that blurred vision and myopic shift are frequent in Puumala virus infections in Austria but are independent of disease severity. © 2012 The Authors. Clinical Microbiology and Infection © 2012 European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases.
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Adolescent -
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Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome - complications
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Myopia - virology
Puumala virus - isolation & purification
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Vision Disorders - virology

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Puumala virus
nephropathia epidemica
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