Fazilet Duygu, Ayşegül Çopur Çiçek, Turan Kaya. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever and pregnancy


Two Cases, Journal of Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, no.1, pp.29-31, 2015 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF) is a viral zoonosis, transmitted to humans by either: the Hyalomma species of ticks; or by direct contact with body fluids or tissues of infected humans or domestic animals. CCHF can result in death through clinical progression of hemorrhagic fever (1). Tokat Province in Turkey is where CCHF cases are seen at the highest rate.

In this article, the cases of two pregnant women are discussed. The women applied in Tokat with a fever and were diagnosed with CCHF. Along with symptomatic treatment, thrombocyte and fresh frozen plasma replacement was performed in one of the patient’s cases. Patients were discharged with recovery. The main purpose of this article is to enlighten the progression of CCHF during pregnancy. J Microbiol Infect Dis 2015;5(1): 29-31

Key words: Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever, pregnancy, Tokat