Other conditions with symptoms similar to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS)

Other conditions with symptoms similar to hantavirus pulmonary syndrome (HPS) may include:

  • Flu (influenza).
  • Pneumonia .
  • Kidney infection (pyelonephritis).
  • Acute (or adult) respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) .
  • Heart and lung failure (cardiopulmonary arrest).
  • Tuberculosis .
  • Viral or bacterial infections that may be found in rodents or transmitted by ticks or fleas, such as Lyme disease, rickettsial disease, or plague.
  • Goodpasture's syndrome .
  • Other related viruses (Seoul, Dobrava, Hantaan, and Puumala) found in other parts of the world. These cause a spectrum of diseases called hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome (HFRS). Many of the first symptoms of HFRS resemble hantavirus pulmonary syndrome, but the later symptoms of HFRS may include a high fever, kidney failure, and bleeding disorders.

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