A case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever in Oman

Matllooba Al-Zadjali, Hakeem Al-Hashim, Mohammad Al-Ghilani, Abdullah Balkhiar

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Abstract

In the summer of June 2011, the first case of Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) was observed in Oman since the last fifteen years. The first blood sample using reverse transcriptase polymerase chain reaction (PCR) test were sent looking for CCHF, tick-borne encephalitis, dengue, Japanese encephalitis, Chikungunya and West Nile. All resulted as negative. The repeated serology for CCHF came strongly positive after five days from the initial negative test, and accordingly patient started on ribavirin and he responded to it. His condition improved dramatically.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)210-212
Number of pages3
JournalOman Medical Journal
Volume28
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Arab peninsula
  • Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever
  • Cytokines
  • Oman
  • PCR

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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