Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2015  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 314--315

Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome: No hemorrhagic complication despite thrombocytopenia


Beuy Joob1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China

Correspondence Address:
Beuy Joob
Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok
Thailand




How to cite this article:
Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome: No hemorrhagic complication despite thrombocytopenia.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2015;8:314-315


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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome: No hemorrhagic complication despite thrombocytopenia. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2015 [cited 2020 Aug 6 ];8:314-315
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Dear Sir,

Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is a new emerging viral illness that causes high fatality. [1] It has been reported in many areas of East Asia. Important clinical features of this infection are fever and thrombocytopenia. However, there is an interesting issue on the clinical presentation of this infection. In the previous report by Joob and Chen in "Diagnostic and Therapeutic Study," [2] there is no hemorrhagic presentation. This is also concordant with a previous report by Wang et al. [2] The remaining question is why no hemorrhagic presentation can be severe despite problematic thrombocytopenia that is common among cases with SFTS.

References

1Joob B, Chen YP. Clinical presentations of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus infection. Diag Ther Stud 2015;4:18-9.
2Wang LY, Cui N, Lu QB, Wo Y, Wang HY, Liu W, et al. Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome in children: A case report. BMC Infect Dis 2014;14:366.