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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2014;86(3): 271-276.
以묒쬆뿴꽦삁냼뙋媛먯냼利앺썑援
源怨꾪삎, 삤紐낅룉
꽌슱븰援 쓽怨쇰븰 궡怨쇳븰援먯떎
Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome
Kye-Hyung Kim, Myoung-Don Oh
Department of Internal Medicine, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea
Corresponding Author: Myoung-Don Oh ,Tel: +82-2-2072-2945, Fax: +82-2-762-9662, Email: mdohmd@snu.ac.kr
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ABSTRACT
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is firstly reported in China in 2011. It is an emerging infectious disease in China, Japan and South Korea. It is caused by novel bunyavirus, called SFTS virus. The vector of SFTS is Haemaphysalis longicornis tick and domesticated animals may serve as intermediate hosts. The clinical manifestations of SFTS are fever, vomiting, diarrhea, thrombocytopenia and leukopenia. In severe cases, multiple organ failure, disseminated intravascular coagulopathy, and central nervous systems manifestation are present. The case-fatality rate is 6-30%. There is no effective antiviral therapy and supportive care is the main treatment. (Korean J Med 2014;86:271-276)
Keywords: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome; Phlebovirus; Bunyavirus
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