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Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome
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Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome

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Synopsis

An infection due to a recently identified virus of the Phlebovirus genus and Bunyaviridae family. This infection was identified in farmers in China. The viral vector is thought to be the Haemaphysalis longicornis tick. Suspected person to person transmission of this infection has been described.

Patients present with fever and multiorgan dysfunction. Laboratory studies reveal thrombocytopenia and leukopenia. The clinical manifestations are similar to infection with the Heartland virus, which can be seen in the US. The diagnosis is clinical. Some specialized research laboratories may be able to isolate viral ribonucleic acid using the polymerase chain reaction on blood samples.

Codes

ICD10CM:
A93.8 – Other specified arthropod-borne viral fevers

SNOMEDCT:
414018003 – Disease transmitted by tick

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Emergency: requires immediate attention
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome
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Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome : Dizziness, Fever, Headache, Farmer, Hemorrhagic skin lesion, Leukopenia, Malaise, Tick bite, Myalgia, PLT decreased
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