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Revision as of 18:41, 5 December 2014

Background

  • New phlebovirus discovered in NW Missouri 2012, cases also describe in Tennessee
  • Transmitted by lone star tick
  • 8 reported cases (as of 2014)

Clinical Features

  • Similar to other tick-born illnesses: fatigue, fever, arthralgias and myalgias
  • Diarrhea
  • Leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, elevated transaminases

Differential Diagnosis

Tick Borne Illnesses

Workup

  • No confirmatory testing available

Management

  • Supportive measures

Disposition

See Also

External Links

Sources

Hall J, Khan Sajid Small Bugs with Big Bites, EM Resident Oct/Nov 2014 Vol 4:5; 11