8/19/15 Morning Report

Clinical Pearls!

  • Dengue fever can present as a separate clinical entity called Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever which presents with shock from plasma leakage syndrome, marked thrombocytopenia, and spontaneous bleeding
  • Fever Pattern with Dengue infection: Continuous or occasionally the fever abates for a day and then returns, a pattern referred to as “saddleback fever”
  • Lab abnormalities in Dengue Fever Include: Thrombocytopenia, Leukopenia, Anemia is less common, AST elevation

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