Acute liver failure in dengue haemorrhagic fever

Shalabh Arora*, Samson Devakiruba Nathaniel, Joseph Chacko Paul, Samuel George Hansdak

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While dengue virus infection leads to a mild to moderate elevation of liver transaminases in almost all cases, hepatic failure rarely dominates the clinical picture in adults. We present a case of dengue haemorrhagic fever in a young adult, leading to the rare complication of acute liver failure. He was managed with supportive care and discharged after 5 days. At follow-up after 1 week, he had complete recovery and no residual symptoms.

Original languageEnglish
JournalBMJ Case Reports
Publication statusPublished - May 24 2015
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Medicine


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