Infectious / inflammatory disorders
Reviewer: Jaleh Mansouri, M.D. (see Reviewers page)
Revised: 11 April 2013, last major update October 2012
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- Rare but deadly disease transmitted to humans through aerosolized virus from rodent urine, droppings or saliva
- Usually causes pulmonary syndrome with acute respiratory distress syndrome
- Dense, rubbery and heavy lungs floating within yellow serous fluid within pleural cavity
- No specific splenic findings
- Spleen - generalized capillary dilation and edema, immunoblasts in red pulp and periarteriolar sheaths of spleen, occasional prominent and swollen endothelial cells
End of Spleen > Infectious / inflammatory disorders > Hantavirus
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