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Clin Infect Dis. 2001 Jul 15;33(2):263-4. Epub 2001 Jun 20.

Predominant kidney involvement in a fatal case of hantavirus pulmonary syndrome caused by Sin Nombre virus.

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Division of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of Illinois School of Public Health, Chicago, IL 60612, USA.


A 27-year-old woman presented to a hospital with symptoms resembling pyelonephritis; respiratory distress did not develop until nearly a day after admission and she subsequently died. The Unexplained Deaths and Critical Illnesses Project of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention confirmed Sin Nombre virus infection by the results of serological testing and sequencing of the viral genome; staining of Sin Nombre virus antigen in the pulmonary capillaries was relatively weak.

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