Evaluation of Endothelium Functions by Flow-mediated Dilatation in Pediatric Patients With Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever


KARAPINAR H. , KAYA A. , UYSAL E. B. , KÜÇÜKDURMAZ Z. , DEVECİ K. , GÜVEN A. S. , ...More

PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL, vol.34, no.4, pp.435-440, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 34 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.1097/inf.0000000000000602
  • Title of Journal : PEDIATRIC INFECTIOUS DISEASE JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.435-440

Abstract

Background: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is a systemic viral disease that also affects the endothelium. Thrombocytopenia and hemorrhage are seen in this disease. But, the cause of thrombocytopenia is not clear. We hypothesized that endothelium dysfunction may be the cause of thrombocytopenia. We evaluated the endothelium functions by flow-mediated dilatation (FMD) in CCHF.