Ebola virus disease: clinical care and patient-centred research

@article{Roberts2014EbolaVD,
  title={Ebola virus disease: clinical care and patient-centred research},
  author={Ian Roberts and Anders Perner},
  journal={The Lancet},
  year={2014},
  volume={384},
  pages={2001-2002}
}
It is often stated that there are no proven therapies for Ebola virus disease but that potential treatments, including blood products, immune therapies, and antiviral drugs, are being evaluated. This view is inaccurate. Ebola virus disease is a febrile illness with severe gastrointestinal symptoms. Nausea, vomiting, and diarrhoea cause profound water and electrolyte depletion leading to circulatory collapse and death. Raised blood concentrations of urea and creatinine, indicators of severe… CONTINUE READING

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