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

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Author(s): Jabbari Ali | Besharat Sima | Abbasi Abdollah | Moradi Abdolvahhab | Kalavi Khodaberdi

Journal: Indian Journal of Medical Sciences
ISSN 0019-5359

Volume: 60;
Issue: 8;
Start page: 327;
Date: 2006;
Original page

Keywords: Crimean-congo | crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever | hemorrhagic fever virus | humans | Iran

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.
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