Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lassa Fever Symptoms

Most arenavirus infections cause a flu-like illness that starts within a week of exposure. The initial symptoms are often mild, but may quickly worsen.

The most common initial symptoms of arenavirus infection include:

After 3-5 days, signs and symptoms of hemorrhage may occur in some patients.

Additional symptoms of arenavirus infection may include:

Severe symptoms of arenavirus infection may also include:

Lymphocytic choriomeningitis causes encephalitis symptoms similar to many arboviruses.

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Last Updated: Nov 22, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Lassa Fever References
  1. Charrel RN, de Lamballerie X. Arenaviruses other than Lassa virus. Antiviral Res. 2003 Jan;57(1-2):89-100. [12615305]
  2. Damonte EB, Coto CE. Treatment of arenavirus infections: from basic studies to the challenge of antiviral therapy. Adv Virus Res. 2002;58:125-55. [12205778]
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