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dc.contributor.authorErenler, Ali Kemal
dc.contributor.authorKulaksız, Fuat
dc.contributor.authorÜlger, Hüseyin
dc.contributor.authorÇapraz, Mustafa
dc.contributor.authorTomak, Leman
dc.contributor.authorBaydın, Ahmet
dc.identifier.citationErenler, A. K., Kulaksız, F., Ülger, H., Çapraz, M., Tomak, L., Baydın, A. (2015). Predictors of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in the Emergency Department. European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences, 19(20), 3811-3816.en_US
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is an acute illness affecting multiple organ systems characterized by thrombocytopenia, and/or leukopenia, elevated levels of alanine aminotranferase (ALT), aspartate aminotransferase (AST), lactate dehydrogenase (LDH) and creatine kinase (CK) and it has a case-fatality of 8% to 80%. In this article, we aimed to determine the clinical and laboratory findings that predicts the disease on admission. PATIENTS AND METHODS:We retrospectively analyzed the medical data of the patients admitted to our emergency department (ED) due to tick bite. These patients were divided into two groups according to their transcriptase-polymerase chain reaction (RT-PCR) test results. Findings of PCR (+) (Group 1) and PCR (-) (Group 2) patients were compared. RESULTS: Epistaxis was found to be statistically significant clinical finding in Group 1. Also, while aspartate transaminase (AST) levels and potassium (K) level were significantly higher, platelet count and white blood count (WBC) were significantly lower in Group 1 when compared to Group 2. CONCLUSIONS: Predictors of CCHF in the ED are epistaxis, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia and elevated K and AST levels. In our study, the fatality rate of CCHF was found to be 21.6%.en_US
dc.publisherVerduci Editoreen_US
dc.subjectEmergency Departmenten_US
dc.subjectFatality Rateen_US
dc.subjectLaboratory Findingsen_US
dc.subjectTick Biteen_US
dc.titlePredictors of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in the Emergency Departmenten_US
dc.relation.journalEuropean Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciencesen_US
dc.departmentHitit Üniversitesi, Tıp Fakültesi, Dahili Tıp Bilimleri Bölümüen_US
dc.relation.publicationcategoryMakale - Uluslararası Hakemli Dergi - Kurum Öğretim Elemanıen_US

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