Clinical and epidemiologic features of crimean-congo hemorrhagic fever among children and adolescents from Southeastern Iran

Batool Sharifi-Mood, Masoud Mardani, Maryam Keshtkar-Jahromi, Mohammad Rahnavardi, Hosein Hatami, Malihe Metanat

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Abstract

This study aimed to investigate the clinical and epidemiologic features of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever among 34 children and adolescents (mean age, 13.3 ± 4.6 years) from a highly endemic region. Clinical manifestations were similar to those in adults. The case-fatality ratio was 26.5% (9 of 34). Compared with adult patients, children and adolescents may be more vulnerable to severe and fatal Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)561-563
Number of pages3
JournalPediatric Infectious Disease Journal
Volume27
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 2008
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Children
  • Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
  • Iran

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health
  • Microbiology (medical)
  • Infectious Diseases

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