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Lassa fever

Disease definition

Lassa fever (LF) is a potentially severe viral hemorrhagic disease caused by Lassa virus and characterized by initial fever and malaise followed by gastrointestinal symptoms and, in severe cases, bleeding, shock and multi-organ system failure.


Classification level: Disorder
  • Synonym(s):
    • LF
    • Lassa hemorrhagic fever
  • Prevalence: <1 / 1 000 000
  • Inheritance: -
  • Age of onset: All ages
  • ICD-10: A96.2
  • OMIM: -
  • UMLS: C0023092
  • MeSH: D007835
  • GARD: -
  • MedDRA: 10023927

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