Investigating dizziness symptom in adult cases with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever using various scales


BORA A., BÜYÜKTUNA S. A. , DURMUŞ K., DEMİRKIRAN B. B. , ASLAN Y., Oksuz C., ...More

EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY, vol.37, no.1, 2021 (Peer-Reviewed Journal) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1186/s43163-021-00163-0
  • Journal Name: EGYPTIAN JOURNAL OF OTOLARYNGOLOGY
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index
  • Keywords: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, Vestibular symptoms, VSS-short form, VADL, VAS, DHI, OTOACOUSTIC EMISSION TEST, VESTIBULAR DISORDERS, VERTIGO, INVOLVEMENT, SYSTEM, VIRUS

Abstract

Background This study was to investigate the frequency of self-reported dizziness symptom in cases with Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) and the severity of dizziness, if any, by using various scales. The frequency and severity of the self-reported dizziness symptom of CCHF patients, level of disability caused by dizziness, and to what extent vestibular symptoms affected activities of daily living were assessed by various scales. The frequency and severity of the self-reported dizziness symptom of CCHF patients, level of disability caused by dizziness, and to what extent vestibular symptoms affected activities of daily living were assessed by various scales. Results The frequency of dizziness in CCHF cases included in the study was 11.11% and all the cases were involved in the mild category in terms of disease severity. When the results of the scales applied to all of the cases were evaluated in general, it was seen that there was no vertigo or dizziness. Conclusion According to the results of the present study, we consider that multicenter studies with large series investigating pathophysiological mechanisms underlying these clinical symptoms are needed in order to evaluate dizziness symptom and to make definitive interpretations in CCHF disease.