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Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever presenting as Acute Abdomen.
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PMID:  21969900     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
We describe a case of a 38 year-old Sri Lankan female who was referred to the surgeon on call with a picture of acute abdomen. She presented with a three-day history of fever, headache, abdominal pain and diarrhoea; however, the physical examination was not consistent with acute abdomen. Her platelet count was 22 ×10(9)/L. A diagnosis of dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) was made and dengue serology was positive. Dengue epidemics have been associated with a variety of gastrointestinal symptoms and signs, including acute abdomen. Acute abdomen in patients with DHF makes the diagnosis and management challenging.
Authors:
Hanaa Al-Araimi; Amal Al-Jabri; Arshad Mehmoud; Seif Al-Abri
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-05-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Sultan Qaboos University medical journal     Volume:  11     ISSN:  2075-0528     ISO Abbreviation:  Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J     Publication Date:  2011 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-10-04     Completed Date:  2011-11-10     Revised Date:  2013-05-29    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101519915     Medline TA:  Sultan Qaboos Univ Med J     Country:  Oman    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  265-8     Citation Subset:  -    
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Departments of Microbiology and.
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