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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 420-421
Positive stool occult blood among dengue patients with abdominal pain


1 TWS Primary Care Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Department of Tropical Medicine, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China

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Sukkaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Positive stool occult blood among dengue patients with abdominal pain. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:420-1

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Sukkaromdee P, Wiwanitkit V. Positive stool occult blood among dengue patients with abdominal pain. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Mar 30];9:420-1. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/6/420/193957
Dear Sir,

Dengue is a common tropical arboviral infection. It can cause acute febrile illness with hemorrhagic complication.[1] The uncommon clinical presentation and abnormal bleeding can also be seen.[2] Here, the authors report the observation on the rate of positive stool occult blood among dengue patients with abdominal pain. Here, 54 dengue patients with clinical problem of abdominal pain were investigated for stool occult blood tests. The results showed positivity in 18 cases, giving rate equal to 33.3%. Here, it can be seen that the occult gastrointestinal bleeding is a possible forgotten problem for dengue patients.

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Wiwanitkit V. Dengue fever: Diagnosis and treatment. Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther 2010;8:841-5.  Back to cited text no. 1
    
2.
Wiwanitkit V. Bleeding and other presentations in Thai patients with dengue infection. Clin Appl Thromb Hemost 2004;10:397-8.  Back to cited text no. 2
    

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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.193957

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