A rare case of acute acalculous cholecystitis secondary to hantavirus infection with renal syndrome

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Tugba K., Hatice S., Kubra C. Z., Ebru G. O., Sanem K., Deniz A. M.

Bratislava Medical Journal, vol.123, no.10, pp.716-718, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 123 Issue: 10
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.4149/bll_2022_114
  • Journal Name: Bratislava Medical Journal
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, EMBASE
  • Page Numbers: pp.716-718
  • Keywords: Hantavirus, acute kidney injury, acalculous cholecystitis, thrombocytopeni
  • Ankara Yıldırım Beyazıt University Affiliated: No


© 2022, Bratislava Medical Journal. All Rights ReservedHantaviruses are single-stranded RNA viruses. They are transmitted to humans by rodents and insectivore hosts. Some Hantavirus subtypes are the causative agents of haemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS), which is characterized by fever, thrombocytopenia, and acute kidney injury. Hantavirus infection is diffi cult to diagnose due to its non-specifi c clinical symptoms. Causes of acalculous cholecystitis are severe trauma or burn, surgery, long-term starvation and some viral infections. It is very rare for Hantavirus to cause acute acalculous cholecystitis. The treatment of acute acalculous cholecystitis is usually directed towards its symptoms. A 22-year-old male forest worker was admitted to our emergency outpatient clinic with the complaints of fatigue, oliguria, fever, abdominal pain and vomiting. After the clinical and laboratory examinations, HFRS and acute cholecystitis secondary to Hantavirus infection were diagnosed. The patient’s condition and clinical fi ndings improved after supportive treatment. Hantavirus infection should be considered in patients with acute kidney injury, cholecystitis and thrombocytopenia (Fig. 2, Ref. 10). Text in PDF www.elis.sk