Volume 14, Issue 4 (Scientific Journal of Hamadan University of Medical Sciences-Winter 2008)                   Avicenna J Clin Med 2008, 14(4): 64-67 | Back to browse issues page

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Owaysee Oskooei H, Eini P, Nasiroghli Khiyabani F. A Pregnant Woman with Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever. Avicenna J Clin Med 2008; 14 (4) :64-67
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Introduction: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a viral hemorrhagic fever of the Nairovirus group. Although primarily a zoonosis, sporadic cases and outbreaks of CCHF affecting human do occur. The disease is endemic in many countries in Africa, Europe and Asia. Onset of symptoms is sudden, with fever, myalgia, dizziness, neck pain and stiffness, backache, headache, sore eyes and photophobia. There may be nausea, vomiting and sore throat early on, which may be accompanied by diarrhea and generalized abdominal pain. IgG and IgM antibodies may be detected in serum by ELISA.

Case Report: A pregnant woman was admitted in a hospital with severe vaginal bleeding. Fever, myalgia, headache, nausea, abdominal pain, gingival bleeding, jaundice, petechia, and ecchymoses were present. ELISA IgM for CCHF was negative in the first day of admission but in the sixth day of illness, this test became positive.

Conclusion: Treatment with oral Ribavirin was started and continued for ten days. After ten days, the patient was discharged from hospital. No problems were detected in follow up visits.

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