Dengue infections during pregnancy: case series from a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka.

@article{Kariyawasam2010DengueID,
  title={Dengue infections during pregnancy: case series from a tertiary care hospital in Sri Lanka.},
  author={Sampath Kariyawasam and Hemantha Senanayake},
  journal={Journal of infection in developing countries},
  year={2010},
  volume={4 11},
  pages={767-75}
}
INTRODUCTION Dengue is the most important mosquito-borne disease in Sri Lanka, leading to more than 340 deaths during the last outbreak (˜35,000 reported cases) starting in mid April 2009. The predominant dengue virus serotypes during the last few years have been DENV-2 and DENV-3. Dengue infection in pregnancy carries the risk of hemorrhage for both the mother and the newborn. Other risks include premature birth, fetal death, and vertical transmission. We report clinical and laboratory… CONTINUE READING