Dobrava hantavirus infection complicated by panhypopituitarism, Istanbul, Turkey, 2010

Emerg Infect Dis. 2012 Jul;18(7):1180-3. doi: 10.3201/eid1807.111746.


We identified Dobrava-Belgrade virus infection in Turkey (from a strain related to hantavirus strains from nearby countries) in a patient who had severe symptoms leading to panhypopituitarism, but no known risk for hantavirus. Our findings emphasize the need for increased awareness of hantaviruses in the region and assessment of symptomatic persons without known risk factors for infection.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Fever / etiology
  • Hantavirus / classification*
  • Hantavirus / genetics*
  • Hantavirus Infections / complications*
  • Hantavirus Infections / epidemiology*
  • Hantavirus Infections / virology
  • Humans
  • Hypopituitarism / etiology*
  • Male
  • Phylogeny
  • Shock / etiology
  • Turkey / epidemiology