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Title: Hantaviruses: immunology, treatment, and prevention
Authors: Maes, Piet
Clement, Jan
Gavrilovskaya, Irina
Van Ranst, Marc # ×
Issue Date: Jan-2004
Series Title: Viral immunology vol:17 issue:4 pages:481-497
Abstract: Hantaviruses are rodent-borne bunyaviruses that are associated with two main clinical diseases in humans: hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome and hantavirus pulmonary syndrome. It has been suggested that host-related immune mechanisms rather than direct viral cytopathology may be responsible for the principal abnormality (vascular dysfunction) in these syndromes. This review summarizes the current knowledge on hantaviral host immune responses, immune abnormalities, laboratory diagnosis, and antiviral therapy as well as the current approaches in vaccine development.
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ISSN: 0882-8245
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Clinical and Epidemiological Virology (Rega Institute)
Research Unit Public Law - miscellaneous
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# (joint) last author

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