The first identification and retrospective study of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome in Japan.

@article{Takahashi2014TheFI,
  title={The first identification and retrospective study of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome in Japan.},
  author={Toru Takahashi and Ken Maeda and Tadaki Suzuki and Aki Ishido and Toru Shigeoka and Takayuki Tominaga and Toshiaki Kamei and Masahiro Honda and Daisuke Ninomiya and Takenori Sakai and Takanori Senba and Shozo Kaneyuki and Shota Sakaguchi and Akira Satoh and Takanori Hosokawa and Yojiro Kawabe and Shintaro Kurihara and Koichi Izumikawa and Shigeru Kohno and Taichi Azuma and Koichiro Suemori and Masaki Yasukawa and Tetsuya Mizutani and Tsutomu Omatsu and Yukie Katayama and Masaharu Miyahara and Masahito Ijuin and Kazuko Doi and Masaru Okuda and Kazunori Umeki and Tomoya Saito and Kazuko Y Fukushima and Kensuke Nakajima and Tomoki Yoshikawa and Hideki Tani and Shuetsu Fukushi and Aiko Fukuma and Momoko Ogata and Masayuki Shimojima and Noriko Nakajima and Noriyo Nagata and Harutaka Katano and Hitomi Fukumoto and Yuko Sato and Hideki Hasegawa and Takuya Yamagishi and Kazunori Oishi and Ichiro Kurane and S. R. K. Morikawa and Masayuki Saijo},
  journal={The Journal of infectious diseases},
  year={2014},
  volume={209 6},
  pages={816-27}
}
BACKGROUND Severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome (SFTS) is caused by SFTS virus (SFTSV), a novel bunyavirus reported to be endemic in central and northeastern China. This article describes the first identified patient with SFTS and a retrospective study on SFTS in Japan. METHODS  Virologic and pathologic examinations were performed on the patient's samples. Laboratory diagnosis of SFTS was made by isolation/genome amplification and/or the detection of anti-SFTSV immunoglobulin G… CONTINUE READING
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