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Revista de la Facultad de Medicina Humana

Print version ISSN 1814-5469On-line version ISSN 2308-0531


SAAVEDRA-VELASCO, Marcos et al. Hantavirus in the peruvian jungle: a systematic review of reported series and cases. Rev. Fac. Med. Hum. [online]. 2021, vol.21, n.4, pp.851-858. ISSN 1814-5469.

Hantavirosis is a zoonotic infection transmitted mainly by rodents. In Peru, a lethality of 40-60% is calculated in inhabitants of the Peruvian Amazon jungle, especially in Loreto. Despite this, this disease continues to be under-diagnosed despite the fact that it represents a serious problem for public health in Latin America. We present a systematic revision of case reports and series of cases of Hantavirus infection in the Peruvian jungle. The most important characteristic of the cases presented are mean age 25.7 years, predominance of female sex (5/6), clinical presentation of headache, myalgias, nausea and vomiting (6/6) and unfavorable evolution to acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), renal failure, septic shock and multiple organ failure in 3 of the cases presented.

Keywords : Hantavirus; Tropical climate; Rodents (Source : MeSH - NLM)..

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