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Acute acalculous cholecystitis due to dengue hemorrhagic fever during pregnancy.
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PMID:  21564414     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
A 29-year-old pregnant woman presented with fever, right hypochondrial pain and fatigability at 29 weeks of gestation. Dengue hemorrhagic fever was diagnosed based on clinical, hematological and serological features. However, ultrasound scanning was suggestive of acute acalculous cholecystitis. The patient was managed symptomatically and made a good recovery 8 days following onset of fever. This is the first case of acute acalculous cholecystitis coinciding with dengue hemorrhagic fever reported during pregnancy from an endemic country in Asia. The possible viral and host factors for the development of such a severe form of disease and preventive measures are discussed.
Jeevan P Marasinghe; Radhika Y Sriyasinghe; Vidyani I Wijewantha; Kumbalathara A R C W Gunaratne; Chandrika N Wijeyaratne
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-5-12
Journal Detail:
Title:  The journal of obstetrics and gynaecology research     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1341-8076     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-5-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9612761     Medline TA:  J Obstet Gynaecol Res     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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© 2011 The Authors. Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research © 2011 Japan Society of Obstetrics and Gynecology.
Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, De Soyza Hospital for Women Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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