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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 486-487
Zika virus infection: Existence of hemoconcentration

1 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Visiting professor, Hainan Medical University, Haikou, Hainan, China

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Date of Web Publication22-Jun-2017

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Zika virus infection: Existence of hemoconcentration. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:486-7

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Zika virus infection: Existence of hemoconcentration. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2020 Jun 4];10:486-7. Available from:
Dear Editor,

The present scenario of the global public health due to Zika virus infection is very interesting.[1],[2],[3] This disease can be seen worldwide, and an urgent correspondence is required. Based on the clinical manifestation, the disease is classified as an acute viral hemorrhagic fever.[1],[2],[3] The important findings are fever and thrombocytopenia. It is noted that this disease is similar to dengue and is difficult to be differentiated. Indeed, the important clinical hematological triad for dengue is hemoconcentration, thrombocytopenia, and atypical lymphocytosis.[4] Here, the authors analyzed the clinical data from all available seven infected cases in Thailand.[5] Of interest, all seven cases showed thrombocytopenia but no case of hemoconcentration (no abnormal hemoglobin level). Based on the observation, it was concluded that the absence of hemoconcentration might be an important clue for differences in clinical features between dengue and Zika virus infection.

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Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.208706

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