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Volume 21, Number 1—January 2015


Clinical Course and Long-Term Outcome of Hantavirus-Associated Nephropathia Epidemica, Germany

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Release date: December 16, 2014; Expiration date: December 16, 2015

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

•     Describe clinical characteristics of acute nephropathia epidemica associated with Puumala virus hantavirus infection, based on a cross-sectional prospective survey.

•     Distinguish long-term sequelae of acute nephropathia epidemica associated with Puumala virus hantavirus infection.

•     Discuss serologic findings of nephropathia epidemica associated with Puumala virus hantavirus infection.

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Claudia Chesley, Technical Writer/Editor, Emerging Infectious Diseases. Disclosure: Claudia Chesley has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

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Laurie Barclay, MD, freelance writer and reviewer, Medscape, LLC. Disclosure: Laurie Barclay, MD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Disclosures: Joerg Latus, MD; Matthias Schwab, MD; Evelina Tacconelli, MD; Friedrich-Michael Pieper; Daniel Wegener, MD; Juergen Dippon, PhD; Simon Müller, PhD; David Zakim, MD; Daniel Kitterer, MD; Martin Priwitzer, MD; Barbara Mezger; Birgit Walter-Frank, MD; Angela Corea, MD; Albrecht Wiedenmann, MD; Stefan Brockmann, MD; Christoph Pöhlmann, MD, MS; M. Dominik Alscher, MD, CMO; and Niko Braun, MD, have disclosed no relevant financial relationships. Stephan Segerer, MD, has disclosed the following relevant financial relationships: served as an advisor or consultant for Roche; Baxter; served as a speaker or member of a speakers bureau for Roche; Baxter.


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