Fulminant hepatitis in dengue infection.

  title={Fulminant hepatitis in dengue infection.},
  author={Lucy Chai See Lum and Sai Kit Lam and Renu George and S. Sangari Devi},
  journal={The Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health},
  volume={24 3},
Eight cases of liver failure and encephalopathy were observed among twenty cases of grade 3 and grade 4 dengue hemorrhagic fever/dengue shock syndrome admitted to the Department of Pediatrics, University Hospital, Kuala Lumpur from January 1990 to December 1991. All patients with deterioriation in mental status showed a marked increase in liver enzymes (aspartate and alanine aminotransaminases) and severe coagulopathy. Six patients needed cerebral protection, including ventilation, intravenous… CONTINUE READING