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Early diagnosis of hantavirus infection by family doctors can reduce inappropriate antibiotic use and hospitalization
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases. (Clas Ahlm)
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases. (Clas Ahlm)
Umeå University, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Clinical Microbiology, Infectious Diseases. (Clas Ahlm ; Arcum)
2010 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Primary Health Care, ISSN 0281-3432, E-ISSN 1502-7724, Vol. 28, no 3, 179-184 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

Raised awareness in general practice regarding emerging infections and better diagnostic tools are desirable. This study of a Hantavirus outbreak shows that general practitioners are frontline doctors during outbreaks and through early and correct diagnosis they can reduce antibiotic treatment and hospitalization.

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2010. Vol. 28, no 3, 179-184 p.
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Family practice, general practice, Hantavirus, hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, nephropathia epidemica, zoonosis
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Family Medicine
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URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-42649DOI: 10.3109/02813432.2010.506058ISI: 000281925800009PubMedID: 20642397OAI: oai:DiVA.org:umu-42649DiVA: diva2:409896
Available from: 2011-04-11 Created: 2011-04-11 Last updated: 2017-12-11Bibliographically approved

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