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Case Reports in Infectious DiseasesVolume 2011 2011, Article ID 204056, 4 pages

Case Report

Department of Internal Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, P.O. Box 17666, Al Ain, UAE

Department of Medicine, P.O. Box 1006, Al Ain Hospital, Al Ain, UAE

Department of Pathology, Tawam Hospital, P.O. Box 15258, Al Ain, UAE

Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, UAE University, Al Ain, UAE

Received 15 June 2011; Accepted 9 August 2011

Academic Editors: T. Shibata, E. M. Stringer, W. I. van der Meijden, and K. Yeboah-Antwi

Copyright © 2011 Srdjan Denic et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

We report a 57-year-old man with acute thrombocytopenia, leucopenia, and multiorgan dysfunction. Patient was from North Korea and was temporarily working in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, when he fell ill in March 2009. At the same time and unknown to us, many patients with similar clinical manifestations were admitted to hospitals in China. The Chinese cases—identified between March and July 2009—were recently reported to have been infected with a tick-born strain of bunyavirus, a new disease. The virus infection was documented in patients from central China and the region that shares the border with North Korea. The clinical manifestations, the time of disease onset, and geographical link of the patient with the region in which the disease is endemic suggest that the patient had SFTS bunyavirus infection.





Author: Srdjan Denic, Joumana Janbeih, Suresh Nair, Walter Conca, Waheed Uz Zaman Tariq, and Suhail Al-Salam

Source: https://www.hindawi.com/



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