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Volume 26, Number 7—July 2020
Research Letter

Human Case of Severe Fever with Thrombocytopenia Syndrome Virus Infection, Taiwan, 2019

Shih-Huan Peng1, Su-Lin Yang1, Shih-En Tang, Tzy-Chen Wang, Tung-Chien Hsu, Chien-Ling Su, Meng-Yu Chen, Masayuki Shimojima, Tomoki Yoshikawa, and Pei-Yun ShuComments to Author 
Author affiliations: Centers for Disease Control, Ministry of Health and Welfare, Taipei, Taiwan (S.-H. Peng, S.-L. Yang, T.-C. Wang, T.-C. Hsu, C.-L. Su, M.-Y. Chen, P.-Y. Shu); Tri-Service General Hospital, Taipei (S.-E. Tang); National Defense Medical Center, Taipei (S.-E. Tang); Institute of Aerospace and Undersea Medicine, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei (S.-E. Tang); National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Tokyo, Japan (M. Shimojima, T. Yoshikawa)

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Laboratory findings of patient with severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome virus infection, Taiwan, 2019.

Laboratory finding Patient value Reference range
Leukocytes, cells/μL 1.550 × 103 3.9–10.6 × 103
Erythrocytes, cells/μL 5.550 × 106 3.9–5.4 × 106
Hemoglobin, g/dL 16.0 12–16
Platelets/μL 41 × 103 150–400 × 103
% Neutrophils 68.4 42–74
% Lymphocytes 29.7 25–56
Aspartate transaminase, U/L 1,326 0–37
Alanine transaminase, U/L 569 0–40
Creatinine kinase, U/L 1,310 56–224
Creatinine, mg/dL 1.7 0.44–1.03
C-reactive protein, mg/L 7.8 <5
Total bilirubin, mg/dL 1.7 0.2–1.2
Glucose, mg/dL 250 70–100
Prothrombin time, s 14.4 6.6–11.6
Activated partial thromboplastin time, s 63.4 23.9–34.9

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1These first authors contributed equally to this article.

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