nephropathia epidemica

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a generally benign form of epidemic hemorrhagic fever reported in Scandinavia.

nephropathia epidemica

(nĕf″rō-păth′ē-ă ĕp″ĭ-dĕm′ĭ-kă, -dēm′) [NL, “epidemic nephropathy”],


A mosquito-borne viral infection found almost exclusively in northern European nations (e.g., Finland and Sweden). Its principal symptoms are fever, abdominal pain, and renal failure.
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Nephropathia epidemica in Finland: a retrospective study of 126 cases.
Hemorrhagic complications and other clinical findings in nephropathia epidemica in Sweden: a study of 355 serologically verified cases.
Increased glomerular permeability in patients with nephropathia epidemica caused by Puumala hantavirus.
Hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome: a study of sequelae following nephropathia epidemica.
Epidemiological study of nephropathia epidemica in Finland 1989-96.
High prevalence of hantavirus antibodies in bank voles (Clethrionomys glareolus) captured in the vicinity of households afflicted with nephropathia epidemica.
Nephropathia epidemica cases in Vasterbotten County, Sweden, December 1, 2006-March 31, 2007 Age group, y No.