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Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(8):640-642. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.640
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Associated with Epidemic Hemorrhagic Fever: A Rare Case Report
1. Department of Neurology, Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical College, Guizhou 563003, China.
Nervous system injuries associated with epidemic hemorrhagic fever (EHF) are not rarely seen. However, cerebrovascular disease arising from EHF is rarely reported in the literature. A 50-year-old male patient suffered from subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH). No abnormal condition was found in intracranial vascular digital subtraction angiography (DSA). But, this patient presented with positive hantavirus-IgM and IgG, with typical clinical process, which lead to the diagnosis of EHF followed by SAH. To our knowledge, SAH associated with EHF has not been previously reported. A meticulous assessment of EHF patients with a serious condition had one or more central nervous system (CNS) abnormalities, such as sudden headache, vomiting, confusion, meningismus, and convulsions, which is necessary for diagnosing and giving timely treatment to improve the prognosis.
Keywords: Subarachnoid Hemorrhage, Epidemic Hemorrhagic Fever, Nervous System Injury
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Xu Z, Xu P, Lei X, Xu Z, Wu Q, Zhang J. Subarachnoid Hemorrhage Associated with Epidemic Hemorrhagic Fever: A Rare Case Report. Int J Med Sci 2011; 8(8):640-642. doi:10.7150/ijms.8.640. Available from http://www.medsci.org/v08p0640.htm