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Crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever: Case series from a medical center in golestan province, Northeast of Iran (2004-2006)

Jabbari, A. and Besharat, S. and Abbasi, A. and Moradi, A. and Kalavi, K. (2006) Crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever: Case series from a medical center in golestan province, Northeast of Iran (2004-2006). Indian Journal of Medical Sciences, 60 (8). pp. 327-329. ISSN 00195359 (ISSN)

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Abstract

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a widely distributed lethal disease, worldwide. Humans are usually infected with CCHF virus through a tick bite or close contact with viral contaminated tissues or with blood of domestic animals or of infected patients. The present study reports six cases of CCHF, who were in contact with both infected tissues and blood from sheep. In some regions like Golestan province (North of Iran), clinician suspicion may have an important role in early diagnosis and treatment of the disease. Conservative therapy (intensive monitoring) and prescription of antiviral medication (Ribavirin) accompanied with corticosteroids, was useful at the early stage of CCHF.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - Indian J. Med. Sci. [Field not mapped to EPrints] C2 - 16864919 [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - No. 36, Farhangian Township, Gorgan City, Golestan Province, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Uncontrolled Keywords: Crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever, Humans, Iran, corticosteroid, ribavirin, adolescent, adult, article, clinical article, clinical feature, conservative treatment, differential diagnosis, early diagnosis, epistaxis, fever, gastrointestinal hemorrhage, hematuria, human, infection risk, Iran, leukopenia, myalgia, Nairo virus, nausea, otorrhea, patient monitoring, petechia, purpura, rash, risk factor, sheep, symptom, thrombocytopenia, tick bite, virus hemorrhagic fever, vomiting, Adolescent, Adrenal Cortex Hormones, Adult, Animals, Antiviral Agents, Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay, Female, Hemorrhagic Fever, Crimean, Humans, Iran, Male, Ribavirin, Sheep, Ticks
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 04:57
Last Modified: 06 Feb 2017 08:19
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2443

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