Accession Number : AD0670375

Title :   CLINICAL FEATURES OF HEMORRHAGIC FEVER IN UZBEKISTAN,

Corporate Author : NAVAL MEDICAL RESEARCH UNIT NO 3 CAIRO (EGYPT) DEPT OF MEDICAL ZOOLOGY

Personal Author(s) : Musabaev,I. K. ; Khamidov,G. K. ; Zakirov,Kh. Z.

Report Date : 1968

Pagination or Media Count : 7

Abstract : Hemorrhagic fever occurred mainly among people engaged in agricultural activities, more frequently in summer (July-August), and rarely during spring and autumn months. Onset of illness in almost all cases was acute, with chills, headaches, rheumatic pains in the loins and extremities, general weakness, and increase in temperature. Petechial rash of various sizes and shapes appeared on the body most frequently on the first or the second day of illness. In most cases, on the day of appearance of hemorrhagic rash, or even a day prior to it, profuse or moderate ullorhea, nasal, laryngeal hemorrhages as well as sanguineous vomiting, intestinal, (and uterine for women) hemorrhages occurred which lasted for 5 to 8 days. In cases of profuse hemorrhages from the above mentioned organs, the illness usually ended by death. Simultaneous with hemorrhagic syndrome, actue or moderate intoxication of the organism, lesion of the nervous system, cardiovascular system, respiratory and digestive organs took place. Changes in peripheral blood were characterized by hypochromic anemia, leukophenia with relative lymphocytosis, aneosinophilia, and an increase in erythrocyte sedimentation reaction. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*VIRUS DISEASES, DIAGNOSIS(MEDICINE)), FEVERS, HEMORRHAGE, PERIODIC VARIATIONS, EPIDEMIOLOGY, HEMATOLOGY, USSR

Subject Categories : Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE