Congo Fever - Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF-Treatment

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Treatment

Treatment includes supportive care, intravenous fluids and ribavarin.

Supportive care is important in the treatment of Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever (CCHF). Treatment includes:

  • Intravenous fluids: Fluids are administered into the vein to maintain the blood pressure and electrolyte balance in the body as many patients are dehydrated.
  • An antiviral drug Ribavarin has been found useful in CCHF. It is given into the vein, though it may also be given orally or through a nasogastric tube in epidemics. It should not be given to pregnant women suffering from CCHF.
  • Bacterial infections in patients with CCHF should be treated with antibiotics.

Reference:

  1. Masoud Mardani, Maryam Keshtkar-Jahromi. Crimean-Congo Hemorrhagic Fever. Archives of Iranian Medicine 2007; 10 (2): 204 214.

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