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A case of endocarditis mimicking Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever

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Tanyel, Esra, Sunbul, Mustafa, Fletcher, Tom and Leblebicioglu, Hakan (2017) 'A case of endocarditis mimicking Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever'. Tropical Doctor, Vol 47, Issue 1, pp. 71-72.

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Abstract

Infective endocarditis (IE) is life-threatening condition with a highly variable clinical presentation. We report a case of acute IE with delayed diagnosis which resulted due to an initial misdiagnosis of Crimean Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) in an endemic area. A case was due to Staphylococcus aureus and requiring valve replacement. They serve to emphasize the importance of careful history taking, physical examination and a broad range of different diagnostic techniques in the context of suspected viral hemorrhagic fever.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WC Communicable Diseases > Virus Diseases > Viral Hemorrhagic Fevers. Other Virus Diseases > WC 534 Viral hemorrhagic fevers
WG Cardiovascular System > WG 20 Research (General)
Faculty: Department: Clinical Sciences & International Health > Clinical Sciences Department
Digital Object Identifer (DOI): https://doi.org/10.1177/0049475516660465
Depositing User: JISC Pubrouter
Date Deposited: 19 May 2017 09:09
Last Modified: 21 Nov 2019 12:21
URI: https://archive.lstmed.ac.uk/id/eprint/6939

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