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J Korean Med Sci. 2018 Nov 16;33(50):e319. doi: 10.3346/jkms.2018.33.e319. eCollection 2018 Dec 10.

Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Patients with Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis Retrospectively Identified in Korea, 2008-2013.

Kim KH1,2, Lee MJ3, Ko MK2,4, Lee EY4, Yi J2,4.

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1
Department of Internal Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
2
Biomedical Research Institute, Pusan National University Hospital, Busan, Korea.
3
Department of Internal Medicine, Inje University Sanggye Paik Hospital, Seoul, Korea.
4
Department of Laboratory Medicine, Pusan National University School of Medicine, Busan, Korea.

Abstract

The incidence of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) has increased in Korea since a first report in 2013. We investigated whether SFTS existed before 2013 using real-time reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction and stored blood samples from febrile patients with thrombocytopenia. Four cases of SFTS were identified, with the earliest occurring in 2008.

KEYWORDS:

Fever; Hemophagocytic Lymphohistiocytosis; Phlebovirus; SFTS; Thrombocytopenia

PMID:
30534031
PMCID:
PMC6281956
DOI:
10.3346/jkms.2018.33.e319
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