eISSN: 2345-2781  
Submitted: 19 Mar 2018

Accepted: 09 May 2018
First published online: 23 May 2018
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J Renal Inj Prev. 2018;7(3):129-131.
doi: 10.15171/jrip.2018.31

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Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever: a brief report regarding kidney involvement 

Zaher Khazaei 1, Isan Darvishi 2, Masoud Amiri 3,4, Malihe Sohrabivafa 5, Shiva Kamran 6 *

1 Leishmaniasis Research Center, Sabzevar University of Medical Sciences, Sabzevar, Iran
2 Surgical Technology Department, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Shiraz University of Medical Sciences and Healthcare Services, Shiraz, Iran 3
3 Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
4 Department of Epidemiology, Erasmus Medical Center, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
5 Department of Health and Community Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Dezful University of Medical Sciences, Dezful, Iran
6 Department of Epidemiology, School of Public Health, Ilam University of Medical Sciences, Ilam, Iran
*Corresponding author: Shiva Kamran, Email: Email: Shivakamran73@gmail.com

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

 Patients with CCHF, especially children, hematuria, proteinuria, oliguria and azotemia could have been found by urinalysis. Moreover, because of the fact that proteinuria and urine neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (uNGAL) levels could increase in children with CCHF; thus, monitoring of renal involvement related to CCHF by measurement of urine total protein and uNGAL is recommended.

Please cite this paper as: Khazaei Z, Darvishi I, Amiri M, Sohrabivafa M, Kamran S. Crimean Congo hemorrhagic fever: a brief report regarding kidney involvement. J Renal Inj Prev. 2018;7(3):129-131. doi: 10.15171/jrip.2018.31.

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