Acute renal failure and thrombocytopenia: A case of hantavirus infection in a 12-year-old patient
Marcu N., Lamtiri Z., Servais L.
© 2019 Association des Medecins anciens etudiats de l'Universite libre de Bruxelles (A.M.U.B.). All rights reserved. We report the case of a 12-year-old girl who presented with continuous vomiting and abdominal pain in a febrile setting despite adequate symptomatic treatment. The blood tests show progressive acute renal failure, thrombocytopenia and mild hyponatremia; for this reason a transfer in a pediatric intensive care was performed. Renal function quickly normalized without the need for extra-renal filtration. Thrombocytopenia corrected spontaneously. Comprehensive infectious investigations showed the presence of recent immunization against hantavirus.