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raised aptt in dengue fever

Shahid Ahmed, Wasim Wali Mohammad, Faran Hamid, Amim Akhter, Raja Kamran Afzal, Asif Mahmood
OBJECTIVE: To describe the frequency and outcome of dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) cases and determine the association of clinical and laboratory parameters with haemorrhagic complications. STUDY DESIGN: A descriptive study. PLACE AND DURATION OF STUDY: Combined Military Hospital, Lahore, from August to November 2011. METHODOLOGY: Clinical profile and outcome of 640 adult patients hospitalized with a strong clinical suspicion of dengue fever (DF) was evaluated...
July 2013: Journal of the College of Physicians and Surgeons—Pakistan: JCPSP
Atul K Patel, Ketan K Patel, Minesh Mehta, Tejas M Parikh, Harsh Toshniwal, Kamlesh Patel
Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) has not been reportedly previously from India. Initial clinical features of dengue fever and CCHF are similar and it is very difficult to differentiate and diagnose CCHF. Common clinical features of CCHF include; high grade fever with chills, headache, body ache, myalgia, vomiting, abdominal pain, weakness and bleeding from multiple sites. Laboratory investigations showed cytopenia, raised prothrombin time (PT) and activated partial thromboplastin time (aPTT), raised creatinine phosphokinase (CPK) and lactic dehydrogenase (LDH) as well as altered liver and renal functions...
September 2011: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
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