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Volume 25, Number 8—August 2019
Research Letter

Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever, Herat Province, Afghanistan, 2017

Aziz-ur-Rahman Niazi, Mohammad Jawed Jawad, Ahmad Amirnajad, Peter A. Durr, and David T. WilliamsComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Herat University, Herat, Afghanistan (A.-u.-R. Niazi, M.J. Jawad); Department of Public Health, Herat (A. Amirnajad); CSIRO,; Australian Animal Health Laboratory, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (P.A. Durr, D.T. Williams)

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Laboratory findings and clinical and hemorrhagic features for patients hospitalized with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Herat Province, Afghanistan, 2017*

Type of hemorrhage
Ecchymosis 42 (66.7)
Epistaxis 36 (57.1)
Hemoptysis 12 (19.1)
Hematemesis 10 (15.9)
Melana 7 (11.1)
Petechia 4 (6.4)
Gum bleeding 3 (4.8)

*ALT, alanine aminotransferase; aPTT, activated partial thromboplastin time; AST, aspartate aminotransferase; PT, prothrombin time.
†<50 × 109/L (reference 150–450 × 109/L) (6).
‡>200 U/L (reference 5–40 U/L) (7).
§>150 U/L (reference 7–56 U/L) (7).

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