Pulmonary hemorrhage syndrome associated with dengue fever, High-resolution computed tomography findings: a case report

Marchiori, Edson; Ferreira, José Luiz N.; Bittencourt, Carolina N.; de Araújo Neto, César A.; Zanetti, Gláucia; Mano, Cláudia M.; Santos, Alair A. S. D.; Vianna, Alberto D.
January 2009
Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases;2009, Vol. 4, p1
Academic Journal
Dengue hemorrhagic fever is an acute infectious disease caused by dengue virus. We described the high-resolution CT findings in a 70-year-old male with the disease, which was diagnosed by clinical examination and confirmed by serological methods. High-resolution CT demonstrated bilateral areas of consolidation with air bronchogram and ground glass opacities, as well as small bilateral pleural effusions. Dengue hemorrhagic fever should be considered in the differential diagnosis of diffuse pulmonary hemorrhage.


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