The Evaluation of Clinical and Laboratory Findings of Pediatric Patients Applying with Tick Exposure

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Komurluoglu A., Arikan K., KARADAĞ ÖNCEL E., KARA A., CEYHAN M., CENGİZ A. B.

JOURNAL OF PEDIATRIC INFECTION, vol.11, no.1, pp.7-14, 2017 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.5578/ced.201707
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus, TR DİZİN (ULAKBİM)
  • Page Numbers: pp.7-14
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is the most widespread, tick-borne viral disease affecting humans. CCHF first emerged in Turkey in 2002, and the prevalence of the disease has been found to be increased. Central Anatolia Region is endemic for the disease where sporadic cases or even outbreaks are being observed every year. The study was aimed to evaluate sociodemographic, clinical and laboratory parameters of children admitted due to tick bite and prediagnosis of CCHF and to discuss necessity of repeated blood sampling in asymptomatic cases.