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Prognostic Score for Severe Cases of Rift Valley Fever

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with Rift Valley Fever using a prognostic score.

Specialty:

Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, severity, prognosis, stage, comorbid conditions

ICD-10:

A92.4

Description:

Rift Valley Fever is an infection in Saharan Africa caused by a virus in the family Bunyaviridae and spread by mosquitoes. It usually causes a febrile illness, but a small percentage of patients may develop a fulminant disease with hemorrhage, hepatitis, renal failure and/or neurologic impairment. Adam et al developed a prognostic score which can help identify those patients at greatest risk for a fatal outcome.

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