Epidemic hemorrhagic fever complicated with late pregnancy: A case report

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Abstract

Rationale:

Hantaviruses cause two forms of diseases in humans, namely hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS) and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. Hantavirus infections can occur in pregnant women, and could influence the maternal and fetal outcomes, although this is a rare finding, even in endemic areas.

Patient concerns:

In this report, we describe anunusual case involving a pregnant woman with HFRS who was in a state of shock.

Diagnoses:

Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and septic shock.

Interventions:

Timely termination of pregnancyalong with correction of the shock is very important to curb the inflammation and reduce organ damage.

Outcomes:

Although HFRS in pregnancy could pose a serious threat to the lives of the mother and the child. Our patient was successfully treated.

Lessons:

Early and accurate diagnosis, anti-shock treatment, and timely termination of pregnancyare the key aspects of therapy for HFRS with late pregnancy.

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