Paul Colson

Hemorrhagic Fever with Renal Syndrome

Dr. Paul Colson MD

CHU UCL Namur, Site Dinant, Emergency unit

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Expertise and research interests

Dr. Paul Colson is a specialist in internal medicine and emergency medicine. He has a particular interest in hemorrhagic fever with renal syndrome, a group of diseases caused by hantavirus infection.

Selected publications

Clement J, Colson P, Saegeman V, Lagrou K, Van Ranst M. 'Bedside assessment' of acute hantavirus infections and their possible classification into the spectrum of haemophagocytic syndromes. Eur J Clin Microbiol Infect Dis. 2016 Jul;35(7):1101-6.

Clement J, Colson P, Saegeman V, Lagrou K, Van Ranst M. Are hantavirus infections also part of the rapidly growing spectrum of an infection-triggered reactive haemophagocytic syndrome? Clin Microbiol Infect. 2016 Aug;22(8):745-6.

Clement JP, Crowcroft NS, Maes P, Van Loock F, Colson P, Van Ranst M. Smoking and other risk factors for hantavirus infections: the whole story. Epidemiol Infect. 2011 Aug;139(8):1284-5; author reply 1285-6.

Maes P, Clement J, Groeneveld PH, Colson P, Huizinga TW, Van Ranst M. Tumor necrosis factor-alpha genetic predisposing factors can influence clinical severity in nephropathia epidemica. Viral Immunol. 2006 Summer;19(3):558-64.

Clement J, Colson P, Van Ranst M. Dengue versus hantavirus in CNS infections. Lancet. 2000 Jun 17;355(9221):2163-4.

Van Loock F, Thomas I, Clement J, Ghoos S, Colson P. A case-control study after a hantavirus infection outbreak in the south of Belgium: who is at risk? Clin Infect Dis. 1999 Apr;28(4):834-9.

Heyman P, Vervoort T, Colson P, Chu YK, Avsic-Zupanc T, Lundkvist A. A major outbreak of hantavirus infection in Belgium in 1995 and 1996. Epidemiol Infect. 1999 Jun;122(3):447-53.

Clement J, Heyman P, McKenna P, Colson P, Avsic-Zupanc T. The hantaviruses of Europe: from the bedside to the bench. Emerg Infect Dis. 1997 Apr-Jun;3(2):205-11.

Clement J, Heyman P, Colson P, Groeneveld PH. Spread of hantavirus infections in Europe. Lancet. 1996 Mar 16;347(9003):771.

Groeneveld PH, Colson P, Kwappenberg KM, Clement J. Increased production of nitric oxide in patients infected with the European variant of hantavirus. Scand J Infect Dis. 1995;27(5):453-6.

Colson P, Damoiseaux P, Brisbois J, Duvivier E, Levecque P, Roger JM, Bouilliez DJ, McKenna P, Clement J. Epidémie d'hantavirose dans l'Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse: année 1992-1993 Données cliniques et biologiques [Epidemic of hantavirus disease in Entre-Sambre-et-Meuse: year 1992-1993. Clinical and biological aspects]. Acta Clin Belg. 1995;50(4):197-206. French.

Clement J, Colson P, McKenna P. Hantavirus pulmonary syndrome in New England and Europe. N Engl J Med. 1994 Aug 25;331(8):545-6; author reply 547-8.

Clement J, McKenna P, Colson P, Damoiseaux P, Penalba C, Halin P, Lombart D. Hantavirus epidemic in Europe, 1993. Lancet. 1994 Jan 8;343(8889):114.

De Grez T, Colson P. Néphropathie à hantavirus: à propos de quatre cas diagnostiqués dans le sud-Hainaut [Hantavirus nephropathy: apropos of 4 cases diagnosed in south Hainaut]. Acta Clin Belg. 1987;42(5):316-22. French.