Corticosteroid responsive prolonged thrombocytopenia in a case of dengue fever.


Thrombocytopenia and bleeding manifestations are consistent features of dengue fever. Usually thrombocytopenia resolves and platelet count normalises by day 10 of fever. Persistent thrombocytopenia is not a feature of dengue fever. Proposed mechanisms behind thrombocytopenia are many. Direct platelet destruction by dengue virus, immune-mediated platelet… (More)
DOI: 10.1136/bcr-2013-200249


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