[Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome in Japan].

  title={[Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome in Japan].},
  author={Masayuki Shimojima and Shuetsu Fukushi and Hideki Tani and Tomoki Yoshikawa and S. R. K. Morikawa and Masayuki Saijo},
  volume={63 1},
Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is characterized by sudden onset of fever, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and gastrointestinal tract symptoms and approximately 12% of patients die from disseminated intravascular coagulation and/or multiple organ failures. Agent of the disease is a novel bunyavirus SFTS virus, and is transmitted by bite of a possible vector tick, Haemaphysalis longicornis, and through direct contact with virus-containing patient body fluids, or through unknown… CONTINUE READING