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Volume 10, Number 8—August 2004

Research

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever in Turkey

S. Sami Karti*Comments to Author , Zekaver Odabasi†, Volkan Korten†, Mustafa Yilmaz*, Mehmet Sonmez*, Rahmet Caylan*, Elif Akdogan*, Necmi Eren*, Iftihar Koksal*, Ercument Ovali*, Bobbie R. Erickson‡, Martin J. Vincent‡, Stuart T. Nichol‡, James A. Comer‡, Pierre E. Rollin‡, and Thomas G. Ksiazek‡
Author affiliations: *Karadeniz Technical University, School of Medicine, Trabzon, Turkey; †Marmara University School of Medicine, Istanbul, Turkey; ‡Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

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Table

Signs and symptoms among clinically suspected and confirmed CCHF patientsa

Signs and symptoms
Confirmed cases n=5 Suspected cases n=14 Total (%) n=19
Malaise
5
14
19 (100%)
Fever
4
12
16 (84%)
Nausea and vomiting
3
13
16 (84%)
Abdominal pain
3
13
16 (84%)
Petechiae-ecchymosis
5
6
11 (58%)
Myalgia
4
4
8 (42%)
Bleeding from various sites
1
7
8 (42%)
Diarrhea
3
4
7 (37%)
Lymphadenopathy
1
3
4 (21%)
Hepatomegaly 1 3 4 (21%)

aCCHF, Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever.

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