Crimean-congo heamorrhagic fever and EEG: Two cases


Bolayir E. , Uz U., Duran N., Engin A. , Bakir M.

NEUROLOGY PSYCHIATRY AND BRAIN RESEARCH, vol.13, no.2, pp.75-78, 2006 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 13 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2006
  • Title of Journal : NEUROLOGY PSYCHIATRY AND BRAIN RESEARCH
  • Page Numbers: pp.75-78

Abstract

Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF) is an infectious and potentially lethal syndrome caused by various types of viruses. Infected ticks transmit the virus to humans via their bite. The symptoms include fever, jaundice, Diarrhea, headache, sore throat, encephalopathy, generally feeling unwell and muscular aches. In severe cases, haemorrhage (bleeding) from small blood vessels leads to a red rash forming on the membranes of the eyes, inside of the eyelids, mouth, skin the internal organs, seizures and death.