Myocarditis in a Child with Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever


Gulhan B., Kanik-Yuksek S., Cetin I. I. , Ozkaya-Parlakay A., TEZER H.

VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES, vol.15, no.9, pp.565-567, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 15 Issue: 9
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1089/vbz.2015.1769
  • Title of Journal : VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES
  • Page Numbers: pp.565-567

Abstract

Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral, tick-borne disease that can be fatal, especially in the adult patient population. CCHF involves multiple organ systems. Pericardial effusion, cardiac hypokinesia, T-wave changes, bundle branch block, and myocardial involvement can be seen as a cardiac complication of CCHF. Several different viruses like Coxsackie A/B and adenovirus may cause myocarditis and cardiomyopathy, but myocardial involvement of CCHF in children was rarely reported. We report a 13-year-old boy patient with myocarditis during the course of CCHF who has completely resolved after convalescent period of the disease.