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Haemolytic anaemia precipitated by dengue fever


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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