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Diagnosis of Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever | Signs Symptoms Ebola

Purpose:

To identify a patient with Ebola hemorrhagic fever (EHF) so that proper treatment and control measures can be started immediately.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

clinical diagnosis, including family history for genetics, criteria for diagnosis

ICD-10:

A98.4

Description:

Ebola Hemorrhagic Fever (EHF) is a serious viral hemorrhagic fever seen in Central West Africa. Identification of affected patients is important to prevent spread and to begin treatment as soon as possible. An algorithm (Figure 2, Guimard et al, page S271) can be used to classify possible cases based on exposure, signs and symptoms.

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