Evaluation of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus Infection in Children

Kizilgun M., Ozkaya-Parlakay A., TEZER H. , Gulhan B., Yuksek S. K. , Celikel E., ...Daha Fazla

VECTOR-BORNE AND ZOONOTIC DISEASES, cilt.13, sa.11, ss.804-806, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 13 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1089/vbz.2013.1297
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.804-806


Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a fatal viral infection and an important public health issue in Turkey because of its high case fatality rate. Severity criteria of CCHF were defined previously in adults on the basis of epidemiological, clinical, and laboratory findings,. This study evaluated the course of CCHF in children. Between January, 2009, and November, 2012, 41 patients aged between 1 and 17 years (mean 9.78 +/- 4.85) with a diagnosis of CCHF were included in the study. According to results of our study, Turkish pediatric patients had a milder course of CCHF.