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Table 5 Estimated missed diagnosis rate of SFTS

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

Study sites No. SFTS cases during investigation No. missed SFTS casesa Estimated missed diagnosis rateb
place1 195 19 8.9%
place2 104 8 7.1%
  299 27 8.3%
  1. aPatients with IgG titres1:400 were considered missed SFTS cases
  2. bMissed diagnosis rate = No. missed cases / (No. missed cases + No. SFTS cases during the investigation)×100%