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Table 2 SFTSV antibodies in hospitalized patients with different clinical diagnoses

From: Estimation of the incidence of severe fever with thrombocytopenia syndrome in high endemic areas in China: an inpatient-based retrospective study

Diagnosis during hospitalization No. detected Seropositivity of IgM n(%) Seropositivity of IgG n(%) Titres of IgG (1:) n(%)
6400 1600 400 100 〈100
Patients who were not diagnosed with SFTS 218 6(2.8) 29(13.3) 0(0) 2(0.9) 9(4.1) 18(8.3) 189(86.7)
Patients who were initially diagnosed as SFTS-suspected cases and then excluded 28 7(25) 19(67.9) 0(0) 6(21.4) 10(35.7) 3(10.7) 9(32.1)
Total 246 13(5.3) 48(19.5) 0(0) 8(3.3) 19(7.7) 21(8.5) 198(80.5)