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Title: Involvement of the liver in dengue infections.
Authors: Smith, D. R.
Khakpoor, A
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.
Place of publication: New Delhi
Abstract: Dengue virus, the causative agent of dengue fever (DF) and more severe forms of the disease – dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) and dengue shock syndrome (DSS) – can infect a number of different types of cells. While monocytes and macrophages are considered to be primary target cells driving the pathology of the disease, numerous studies have implicated the liver as a site of dengue virus replication and both clinical observations and experimental data support a role of the liver in dengue disease. This review aims to provide a brief overview of the data supporting a role of the liver in the pathology of dengue disease
Description: Dengue Bulletin. 2009 Dec; 33: 75-86
Keywords: Dengue Hemmorragic Fever
Dengue Virus
Dengue Virus
Dengue Fever
Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever
dengue shock syndrome
ISSN: 0250-8362
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