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Year : 2005  |  Volume : 51  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 322-323

Dengue fever with acute liver failure

1 Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110 029, India
2 National Institute of Communicable Diseases, 22, Shamnath Marg, New Delhi-110 054, India

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Ashok Kumar
Department of Medicine, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110 029
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A virus belonging to the Flaviviridae group causes dengue haemorrhagic fever. Dengue presenting as acute liver failure is rare. Dengue is endemic in India. The last epidemic of dengue occurred in Delhi in 2003. During this epidemic, 2185 confirmed cases of dengue were reported. Dengue virus serotypes 2 and 3 were responsible for this epidemic. A 19-yr-old male presented to our hospital with the complaints of fever for 12 days, during this epidemic. He was diagnosed as having dengue shock syndrome, stage IV with acute liver failure. He had primary dengue infection. He made complete recovery with supportive management.


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2004 - Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
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