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A case of Crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever with pleural effusion.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  19168966     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne viral zoonosis with the potential of human-to-human transmission that affects wide areas in Asia, Southeastern Europe, and Africa. Hemorrhagic manifestations constitute a prominent symptom of late stage disease with case fatality rates from 3 to 50%. We present a case of CCHF complicated by hemorrhagic pleural effusion and resulting in resolution without chest tube drainage in a 9-year-old boy. The diagnosis of CCHF was confirmed by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay tests. Both serum and pleural fluid CCHF IgM were positive at titers of 1/1,600 and 1/6,400, respectively.
Gonul Tanir; Nilden Tuygun; Ismail Balaban; Onder Doksöz
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Japanese journal of infectious diseases     Volume:  62     ISSN:  1344-6304     ISO Abbreviation:  Jpn. J. Infect. Dis.     Publication Date:  2009 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-01-26     Completed Date:  2009-03-30     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100893704     Medline TA:  Jpn J Infect Dis     Country:  Japan    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  70-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dr. Sami Ulus Children's Health and Diseases Training and Research Center, Ankara, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Antiviral Agents / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Enzyme-Linked Immunosorbent Assay
Hemorrhagic Fever Virus, Crimean-Congo / immunology,  isolation & purification*
Hemorrhagic Fever, Crimean / complications*,  diagnosis,  drug therapy
Immunoglobulin M / analysis
Pleural Effusion / drug therapy,  radiography,  virology*
Ribavirin / administration & dosage,  therapeutic use*
Ticks / virology
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Antiviral Agents; 0/Immunoglobulin M; 36791-04-5/Ribavirin

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