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Clinical Management of Filovirus-Infected Patients
NIH/NIAID Integrated Research Facility, Fort Detrick Maryland, USA
Naval Medical Research Center - Frederick, Frederick Maryland, USA
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Received: 4 July 2012; in revised form: 10 September 2012 / Accepted: 11 September 2012 / Published: 20 September 2012
Abstract: Filovirus infection presents many unique challenges to patient management. Currently no approved treatments are available, and the recommendations for supportive care are not evidence based. The austere clinical settings in which patients often present and the sporadic and at times explosive nature of filovirus outbreaks have effectively limited the information available to evaluate potential management strategies. This review will summarize the management approaches used in filovirus outbreaks and provide recommendations for collecting the information necessary for evaluating and potentially improving patient outcomes in the future.
Keywords: Filoviruses; Ebola; Marburg; clinical management; treatment; outbreak
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Clark, D.V.; Jahrling, P.B.; Lawler, J.V. Clinical Management of Filovirus-Infected Patients. Viruses 2012, 4, 1668-1686.
Clark DV, Jahrling PB, Lawler JV. Clinical Management of Filovirus-Infected Patients. Viruses. 2012; 4(9):1668-1686.
Clark, Danielle V.; Jahrling, Peter B.; Lawler, James V. 2012. "Clinical Management of Filovirus-Infected Patients." Viruses 4, no. 9: 1668-1686.