Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever: does it involve the heart?


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ENGİN A., YILMAZ M. B., ELALDI N., Erdem A., Yalta K., Tandogan I., ...More

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, vol.13, no.3, pp.369-373, 2009 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2009
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.ijid.2008.07.019
  • Journal Name: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.369-373
  • Keywords: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Echocardiography, Cardiac functions, CLINICAL PATHOLOGY, VIRUS-INFECTION, MYOCARDITIS, DENGUE, CARDIOMYOPATHY
  • Dokuz Eylül University Affiliated: No

Abstract

Objective: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is an acute viral hemorrhagic fever with a high mortality rate. Despite increasing knowledge about viral hemorrhagic fevers, the pathogenesis of CCHF and causes of death have not been well described. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the cardiac functions of CCHF patients.