The diagnostic and prognostic significance of SCUBE1 levels in Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever


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MENTEŞE A. , YILMAZ G. , SUMER A., ARSLAN M., KARAHAN S. C. , Koksal I.

INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES, cilt.17, 2013 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 17 Konu: 11
  • Basım Tarihi: 2013
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.ijid.2013.03.014
  • Dergi Adı: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF INFECTIOUS DISEASES

Özet

Background: The new biochemical marker, signal peptide-CUB-EGF domain-containing protein 1 (SCUBE1), is secreted and cell surface glycoprotein expressed during early embryogenesis. The protein is found in platelet and endothelial cells. Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF), which is caused by a tick-borne virus belonging to the Bunyaviridae family, may present with a mild clinical course or may exhibit a severe profile with potentially fatal hemorrhaging. The aim of this study was to determine the diagnostic and prognostic significance of SCUBE1 levels in CCHF.