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Title: Acute abdominal pain in dengue haemorrhagic fever: A study in Sri Lanka, 2009.
Authors: Weerakoon, K G A D
Chandrasekaramb, S
Jayabahu, J P S N K
Gunasena, S
Kularatne, S A M
Issue Date: Dec-2009
Publisher: WHO Regional Office for South-East Asia.
Place of publication: New Delhi
Language: English
Abstract: We attempted to unravel the association of acute severe abdominal pain in 14 patients with dengue haemorrhagic fever during the epidemic in 2009. All had secondary dengue infection. The findings were severe thrombocytopenia (the mean platelet count 18x109/l, range 12–48), high liver enzymes (mean ALT 374U/l, range 82–2692), ascites in all cases, acute hepatitis in 11 cases (79%), acalculous cholecystitis in five cases (42%), and renal involvement in three cases (25%). All had normal serum amylase level and normal-looking pancreas in ultrasound scan. The abdominal pain in dengue infection warrants investigation to find a specific cause.
Description: Dengue Bulletin. 2009 Dec; 33: 70-74
Keywords: Dengue Hemmorragic Fever
Dengue Virus
Sri Lanka
Dengue haemorrhagic fever
Secondary infection
Abdominal pain
Severe thrombocytopenia
Sri Lanka
ISSN: 0250-8362
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