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Psoas haematoma complicating dengue haemorrhagic fever: a case report

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AM Ameer ,

Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, Galle, LK
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W Kodikara Arachchi,

Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, Galle, LK
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PA Jayasingha

Teaching Hospital, Karapitiya, Galle, LK
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Abstract

Dengue fever is a debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by Dengue virus. It is potentially fatal, particularly to young children and the elderly. Because of its serious emerging health threats, it has aroused considerable medical and public health concerns worldwide. Sri Lanka experienced the biggest outbreak of Dengue fever in 2004 with the highest recorded mortality, but increased incidence of Dengue cases has been noted this year, too (2009). The number of Dengue cases reported in 2009 has gone up to 13,500 and death toll due complications has exceeded 150 during the first six months. Dengue Haemorrhagic Fever (DHF) and Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS) may manifest in various forms, ranging from petechial skin hemorrhages to life-threatening gastrointestinal bleeding and disseminated intravascular coagulation. We report a case of Psoas haematoma complicating DHF. Such manifestations are not well documented in the literature.  

DOI: 10.4038/gmj.v14i1.1188

Galle Medical Journal Vol.14(1) 2009 83-84

Keywords: dengue fever 
DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/gmj.v14i1.1188
How to Cite: Ameer, A., Arachchi, W.K. & Jayasingha, P., (2009). Psoas haematoma complicating dengue haemorrhagic fever: a case report. Galle Medical Journal. 14(1), pp.83–84. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/gmj.v14i1.1188
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Published on 08 Oct 2009.
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