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VOLUME 20 , ISSUE 9 ( 2016 ) > List of Articles


Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in a postpartum woman

Pooja R. Murthy, Rajesh Ucchil, Unmil Shah, Dipak Chaudhari

Keywords : Acute respiratory distress syndrome, hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, postpartum

Citation Information : Murthy PR, Ucchil R, Shah U, Chaudhari D. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in a postpartum woman. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016; 20 (9):551-553.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.190367

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-03-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


Hantavirus infection, a rare disease diagnosed in India and carries a very high mortality. There are no reports of this infection in association with pregnancy or postpartum period in our country. We present a case of a 30-year-old female diagnosed to have hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in the postpartum period. We intend to create awareness about this infection and consider it in the differential diagnosis of patients presenting with acute respiratory distress syndrome and multiorgan dysfunction in association with pregnancy and postpartum period.

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