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Discharging dengue fever patients with low platelets can be safe


Devaraj, Navin Kumar (2020) Discharging dengue fever patients with low platelets can be safe. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 19 (4). 760 - 762. ISSN 2223-4721; ESSN: 2076-0299


This is an interesting case of Mr MS who presented with 7 days of fever, loss of appetite and lethargy. Physical examination was unremarkable. Investigation revealed a very low platelet of 11 x 109/L and haematocrit of 46%. He was managed as outpatient and recovered well despite this alarming low platelet level, proving not all dengue fever patients ,especially those with no warning signs and clinically well, needs hospital admission.

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Item Type: Article
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine and Health Science
DOI Number: https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v19i4.46638
Publisher: Ibn Sina Medical College
Keywords: Dengue fever; Safe discharge; Low platelets
Depositing User: Ms. Nuraida Ibrahim
Date Deposited: 27 Dec 2021 01:30
Last Modified: 27 Dec 2021 01:30
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URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/88479
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