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SAMJ: South African Medical Journal

On-line version ISSN 2078-5135
Print version ISSN 0256-9574

Abstract

KRUGER, H J et al. Atypical presentation of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever: Lessons learned. SAMJ, S. Afr. med. j. [online]. 2019, vol.109, n.2, pp.91-94. ISSN 2078-5135.  http://dx.doi.org/10.7196/samj.2019.v109i2.13477.

An atypical case of Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever is presented. The diagnosis of the case in the presence of several comorbidities was complicated and illustrates the importance of maintaining a high index of suspicion for viral haemorrhagic fever in cases presenting with multisystem disease and an epidemiological history that could present opportunities for exposure to a haemorrhagic fever virus.

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