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GASTROENTEROLOGY IN FOCUS  
Year : 2016  |  Volume : 9  |  Issue : 6  |  Page : 426-427
Hemorrhagic presentation in Zika virus infection


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

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Hemorrhagic presentation in Zika virus infection. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2016;9:426-7

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Yasri S, Wiwanitkit V. Hemorrhagic presentation in Zika virus infection. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2016 [cited 2017 Apr 28];9:426-7. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2016/9/6/426/193961
Dear Sir,

The Zika virus infection is an important infectious disease. It is presently problematic in several countries around the world. Basically, Zika virus infection is an arboviral disease that is classified as a viral hemorrhagic disease.[1],[2] It is no doubt that the thrombocytopenia is the important observation in patients with Zika virus infection. However, there are only a few reports on hemorrhagic presentations in patients with Zika virus infection. Based on the previous report on confirmed cases of Zika virus infection in Thailand,[3] there is no report on overt bleeding. Only petechiae is the main observation in all cases (100%), but there is no other hemorrhagic presentation. This might imply that hemorrhagic presentation might not be an important clinical presentation of the patients despite that the thrombocytopenia is common.

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Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Zika virus infection and dengue: A new problem in diagnosis in a dengue-endemic area. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2015;8:145-6.  Back to cited text no. 1
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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Acute viral hemorrhage disease: A summary on new viruses. J Acute Dis 2015;4:277-9.  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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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. 3
    

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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.193961

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