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The Korean Journal of Medicine 2014;86(3): 271-276.
김계형, 오명돈
서울대학교 의과대학 내과학교실
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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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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