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Neonatal dengue infection: report of dengue fever in a 1-day-old infant.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15691146     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A male infant was admitted because of fever. He was born at 37-weeks' gestation. His mother had experienced acute febrile illness with headache and myalgia. Her illness persisted with onset of active labor pain on day 5, which prompted cesarean section; postoperatively, the hematocrit decreased, requiring transfusion. The infant was well until fever developed at 16 hours after birth. There were petichiae on his face and trunk and the liver was enlarged. Fever subsided on day 5 without evidence of plasma leakage or severe hemorrhage. He made an uneventful recovery after 8 days of illness. Leukopenia and thrombocytopenia were present in the mother and infant. Both were diagnosed as dengue fever. Dengue type 1 was recovered from the infant by polymerase chain reaction. The dengue enzyme-linked immunoassay showed secondary infection in the mother and primary infection in the infant. In dengue-endemic areas, clinicians should be alert to dengue fever/dengue hemorrhagic fever in pregnant women presenting with acute febrile illness, and be prepared for proper management.
Witaya Petdachai; Jirapan Sila'on; Suchitra Nimmannitya; Ananda Nisalak
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health     Volume:  35     ISSN:  0125-1562     ISO Abbreviation:  Southeast Asian J. Trop. Med. Public Health     Publication Date:  2004 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-02-04     Completed Date:  2005-05-09     Revised Date:  2008-11-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0266303     Medline TA:  Southeast Asian J Trop Med Public Health     Country:  Thailand    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  403-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Pediatrics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Prachomklao Hospital, Petchaburi, Thailand.
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MeSH Terms
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever / diagnosis*,  transmission*
Infant, Newborn
Infectious Disease Transmission, Vertical*
Polymerase Chain Reaction
Pregnancy Complications, Infectious / virology*

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