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Volume 28, Number 2—February 2022
Research Letter

Fatal Case of Mediterranean Spotted Fever Associated with Septic Shock, Iran

Saber EsmaeiliComments to Author , Mina Latifian, Mohammad Khalili, Mehrdad Farrokhnia, John Stenos, Mehdi Shafiei, and Ehsan Mostafavi
Author affiliations: Pasteur Institute of Iran, Tehran, Iran (S. Esmaeili, M. Latifian, E. Mostafavi); Pasteur Institute of Iran, Akanlu, Iran (S. Esmaeili, M. Latifian, E. Mostafavi); Shahid Bahonar University of Kerman, Kerman, Iran (M. Khalili); Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman (M. Farrokhni, M. Shafiei); University Hospital Geelong, Geelong, Victoria, Australia (J. Stenos)

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Laboratory findings in a patient with Mediterranean spotted fever associated with septic shock, Iran*

Value 2019 Sep 16, 12 AM 2019 Sep 17, 1 AM 2019 Sep 17, 1 AM
Leukocyte, × 109/L 18,900 12,700 ND
Hemoglobin, g/dL 12.9 14.1 ND
Platelets, × 109/L 56,000 42,000 ND
Hematocrit, % 35.3 43.0 ND
Prothrombin time, s 14.4 13.5 14
Partial thromboplastin time, s 56 39 33
Aspartate aminotransferase, U/L 83 101 ND
Alanine aminotransferase, U/L 71 49 ND
Alkaline phosphatase, U/L 328 510 ND
Bilirubin total, mg/dL 2.7 4.8 ND
Bilirubin direct, mg/dL 2.3 2.8 ND
Blood urea, mg/dL 95 145 161
Blood creatinine, mg/dL 3.6 4.8 5.5
Blood calcium, mEq/L 8.5 ND ND
Blood sodium, mEq/L 140 135 136
Blood potassium, mEq/L 4.0 4.9 3.5
Proteinuria + +
Hematuria + +

*ND, not done; +, positive; –, negative.

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