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[Rare viral infections of the lungs].

Authors
  • Pfäfflin, F1
  • Flick, H2
  • Vogtmann, M1
  • 1 Medizinische Klinik mit Schwerpunkt Infektiologie und Pneumologie, Charité-Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Charitéplatz 1, 10117 Berlin, Deutschland.
  • 2 Klinische Abteilung für Pulmonologie, Medizinische Universität Graz, Graz, Österreich.
Type
Published Article
Journal
Der Pneumologe
Publication Date
Jul 20, 2020
Pages
1–7
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1007/s10405-020-00337-2
PMID: 32837494
Source
Medline
Keywords
Language
German
License
Unknown

Abstract

Due to the direct contact with the environment the lungs are exposed to a multitude of viruses. This article describes four viral pathogens, which can lead to pulmonary manifestations but are little known because they are rare in Germany. Avian influenza, Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS), and Hantavirus infections are all zoonotic infections, whereas measles is a purely human disease. All four infections may lead to severe pulmonary complications with a high mortality. Measles, MERS and avian influenza can lead to far-reaching public health consequences due to transmission via individual patients within the human population. The article focusses on relevant aspects of epidemiology, clinical course, treatment, and prevention for each of the viruses. This knowledge seems to be important as cases of these diseases may occur at any time in Germany. © Springer Medizin Verlag GmbH, ein Teil von Springer Nature 2020.

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