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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 362
Zika virus infection: No anemia


1 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Faculty of Medicine, University of Nis, Nis, Serbia

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Zika virus infection: No anemia. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:362

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Zika virus infection: No anemia. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2019 Nov 23];9:362. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/5/362/190207
Dear Sir,

Emerging Zika virus infection is an important medical problem. The disease manifests as dengue-like infection and is difficult to diagnose. [1],[2],[3] The interesting concern on Zika virus infection is its effect on red blood cells. Several emerging infections have important findings on relationship with anemia. [4],[5] Those findings imply the possible pathomechanism of viral infection that affects red blood cells. Here, the authors analyzed the data on 7 Thai cases, [6] and it is found that there is no anemic presentation. Based on this finding, Zika virus should not induce any anemia.

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Wiwanitkit V. Anemia in the recent reported cases of bird flu infection in Thailand and Vietnam. J Infect 2005;51:259.  Back to cited text no. 4
    
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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Anemia and H7N9 bird flu: A forgotten problem. Indian J Hematol Blood Transfus 2015;31:320.  Back to cited text no. 5
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Buathong R, Hermann L, Thaisomboonsuk B, Rutvisuttinunt W, Klungthong C, Chinnawirotpisan P, et al. Detection of Zika virus infection in Thailand, 2012-2014. Am J Trop Med Hyg 2015;93:380-3.  Back to cited text no. 6
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.190207

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