Hantavirus infection in children in Argentina

Noemí C. Pini, Amanda Resa, Gladys Del Jesús Laime, Gustavo Lecot, Thomas G. Ksiazek, Silvana Levis, Delia A. Enria

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Abstract

Clinical hantavirus infection was diagnosed in five Argentine children ages 5 to 11 years by immunoglobulin M (IgM)- capture enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay using Sin Nombre virus (SNV) antigens. Death in three of the children was associated with absence of detectable IgG to SNV antigens. An additional two cases in healthy children were studied: one, a breast-fed 15-month-old whose mother died of suspected hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) 8 months previously, had hantavirus IgG (≤ 1:6400); a second, whose mother survived HPS during month three of pregnancy, apparently had maternal antibodies no longer detectable 1 year after birth.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)85-87
Number of pages3
JournalEmerging infectious diseases
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Epidemiology
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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    Pini, N. C., Resa, A., Del Jesús Laime, G., Lecot, G., Ksiazek, T. G., Levis, S., & Enria, D. A. (1998). Hantavirus infection in children in Argentina. Emerging infectious diseases, 4(1), 85-87. https://doi.org/10.3201/eid0401.980110