Other Viruses That Affect the Liver

  • Authors: Lisa VanWagner, MD, MSc, FAST (More Info)
  • Editor In Chief: Stefan Zeuzem, MD
  • Last Reviewed: 9/4/18 (What's New)

Summary

    Rift Valley Fever Virus
    • RVF is transmitted by bites from infected mosquitoes or through close contact with infected mammals in Africa and the Arabian Peninsula[Hartley 2011]
    • Symptoms of RVF include fever, headache, bleeding, malaise, muscle pain, back pain, vomiting, and joint pain, with liver involvement occurring late in the disease course
    • Hemorrhagic syndrome with disseminated intravascular coagulation occurs in 1% to 2% of cases[Davies 2010]
    Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever Virus

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