Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever with Fulminant Hepatic Failure in an Immigrant Returning to Bangladesh

Lawn, Stephen D.; Tilley, Rosalinde; Lloyd, Graham; Finlayson, Caroline; Tolley, Howard; Newman, Philip; Rice, Philip; Harrison, Thomas S.
July 2003
Clinical Infectious Diseases;7/1/2003, Vol. 37 Issue 1, pe1
Academic Journal
An immigrant from Bangladesh living in the United Kingdom presented with a nonspecific febrile illness after visiting his homeland and subsequently developed fulminant hepatic failure accompanied by hypotension, ascites, a generalized coagulopathy, and thrombocytopenia. Serology and detection of dengue virus serotype 3 by PCR established a postmortem diagnosis of hepatic failure secondary to dengue hemorrhagic fever.


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