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Haemolytic anaemia precipitated by dengue fever
  1. Nurul Huda Abdullah1,
  2. Nurashikin Mohammad1,
  3. Marini Ramli2 and
  4. Wan Syamimee Wan Ghazali1
  1. 1 Department of Internal Medicine, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
  2. 2 Department of Hematology, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Health Campus, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia
  1. Correspondence to Dr Wan Syamimee Wan Ghazali, mimeeghazali{at}


We reported a case of a woman with no past medical illness who presented with a few days’ history of fever, myalgia, arthralgia, hypochromic microcytic anaemia and thrombocytopaenia and who was nonstructural protein 1 antigen (NS1Ag)-positive. Haemolytic anaemia including full blood picture work-up revealed high reticulocyte count and haemolysis with positive direct Coombs test. She was started on prednisolone and was discharged well.

  • infectious diseases
  • tropical medicine (infectious disease)
  • haematology (incl blood transfusion)

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  • Contributors NHA drafted the manuscript. MR, NM and WSWG edited the manuscript. MR provided the image. WSWG approved the final draft.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Patient consent for publication Next of kin consent obtained.

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