Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever: peritoneal and pleural effusion

Sensoy G., Dinler G. C., Kalkan G., Ates A., Belet N., Albayrak D.

ANNALS OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS, vol.31, no.2, pp.169-172, 2011 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/1465328111y.0000000011
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.169-172
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


In Crimean-Congo haemorrhagic fever (CCHF), haemorrhagic manifestations are usually petechiae and ecchymoses on mucous membranes and skin. Rarely, there is bleeding from the nose, gingiva, gastro-intestinal tract, genito-urinary tract, brain and lungs. A 13-year-old boy with CCHF presented with gastro-intestinal bleeding and developed peritoneal and pleural effusion. He made a complete recovery with supportive treatment and ribavirin, without requiring chest or peritoneal fluid drainage. To our knowledge, this is the first report of CCHF associated with peritoneal and pleural fluid.