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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 473
Lymphadenopathy is not common among Thai patients with Zika virus infection


1 RV Medical Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Hainan, Haikou, China

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Sriwijitralai W, Wiwanitkit V. Lymphadenopathy is not common among Thai patients with Zika virus infection. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:473

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Sriwijitralai W, Wiwanitkit V. Lymphadenopathy is not common among Thai patients with Zika virus infection. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Nov 16];10:473. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2017/10/2/473/208697
Dear Sir,

The clinical manifestation of new emerging viral infection is very interesting. The present worldwide focused in Zika virus infection.[1],[2],[3] This virus can affect platelet and result in decreased platelet count.[1],[2],[3] The effect of the virus on the lymphoid system is very interesting since the virus is considered a virus that affects the hematological system. In a recent report,[4] up to 40% of the patients have lymphadenopathy. In this report, the author analyzed available data on the seven Thai cases [5] and found that there is no report on lymphadenopathy. Based on this finding, for Asian case, lymphadenopathy might not be an important clinical feature.

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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. 5
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.208697

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