Lassa Fever Immune Plasma.
Annual summary rept. 1 Aug 85-30 Jun 86,
COLUMBIA UNIV NEW YORK COLL OF PHYSICIANS AND SURGEONS
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Plasmapheresis was conducted at Curran Lutheran Hospital CLH, and Phebe Hospital PH with 255 units collected in all. Twenty-four cases of LF and four of possible LF PLF were diagnosed among 120 febrile patients treated at CLH, and seven cases of LF and three PLF among 252 patients at PH. Passive immunotherapy was attempted in both hospitals. Three of six confirmed LF patients treated at CLH expired they were all pregnant. AT PH two of the six patients treated were subsequently found to have had bacterial sepsis rather than LF one died. The other four cases survived none was confirmed to have LF by serological test Virus isolation was not attempted in any, so that the diagnosis remains in doubt in all these instances. Keywords Indirect fluorescent antibody Liberia Ribavirin.
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