Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Lassa Fever Underlying Cause

Arenaviruses include:

  • Guanarito virus:
    • Causes Venezuelan hemorrhagic fever
  • Junin virus:
    • Causes Argentine hemorrhagic fever
  • Lassa virus:
  • Lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus
  • Machupo virus:
    • Causes Bolivian hemorrhagic fever
  • Sabia virus:
    • Causes Brazilian hemorrhagic fever

Most arenaviruses cause hemorrhage.

Additional hemorrhagic viral fevers include:

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Last Updated: Sep 3, 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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