JOURNAL OF CLINICAL VIROLOGY, vol.47, no.2, pp.115-119, 2010 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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JOURNAL OF CLINICAL VIROLOGY
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Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Fatality, Hyaluronic acid, sVCAM-1, sICAM-1, VEGF-A, LEUKOCYTE ADHESION, ELEVATED LEVELS, ENDOTHELIAL-CELLS, PLASMA HYALURONAN, VIRUS-INFECTION, MOLECULES, SEVERITY, CHILDREN, VCAM-1
Background: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a tick-borne viral hemorrhagic disease. Pathogenesis of the disease has not been well described yet. A well-known pathogenic feature of CCHF virus is its capability to damage endothelium. Increased hyaluronic acid (HA) levels indicate liver sinusoidal endothelial damage. Soluble intercellular adhesion molecule-1 (sICAM-1), soluble vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 (sVCAM-1) and vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) play a role in the inflammatory process, vascular damage and plasma leakage.