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Journal of Medicine and Life Science 2013;10(2):89-93.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.22730/jmls.2013.10.2.89    Published online December 18, 2018.
중증열성혈소판감소증후군
Severe Fever and Thrombocytopenia Syndrome
Sang Taek Heo
Correspondence:  Sang Taek Heo,
Abstract
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is an emerging tick-borne infectious disease, which is caused by the genus Phlebovirus in the Bunyaviridae family. The syndrome was characterized by fever, gastrointestinal symptoms, neutropenia, and thrombocytopenia. Recent increase in the number of reported cases and deaths in endemic areas, such as China, Japan, and Korea, has posed the greatest public health concern. The first patient on Jeju Island where is the most endemic area in Korea was identified in May 2013. However, there is no currently effective treatment available for SFTS unresponsive to supportive care. SFTS in terms of the development of therapies deserves further study.
Key Words: Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome, Phlevovirus, Jeju Island
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