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LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 1355-1356
Thrombocytopenia and bleeding: Existed but little mentioned in Zika virus infection


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

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Thrombocytopenia and bleeding: Existed but little mentioned in Zika virus infection. Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:1355-6

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Thrombocytopenia and bleeding: Existed but little mentioned in Zika virus infection. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Dec 15];10:1355-6. Available from: http://www.atmph.org/text.asp?2017/10/5/1355/196753


Dear Editor,

Zika virus infection is a new problem in the present day. This viral infection is in the group of new acute hemorrhagic disease.[1] However, the issue on Thrombocytopenia in this infection is not mentioned properly. Indeed, there are some new evidences on this forgotten problem. The severe Thrombocytopenia cases can be seen in either local transmission or imported cases.[2],[3],[4] The bleeding presentation such as subcutaneous bleeding can be seen,[4] and the fatality due to severe thrombocytopenia is already reported.[3] Nevertheless, the rate of fatality is very low.[3] Based on this data, platelet count test must be done in any case, which is suspicious for Zika virus infection. The possible pathophysiology underlying Thrombocytopenia in Zika virus infection and the difference in severity of the problem might be similar to the well-known similar infection, Dengue.

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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. 1
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Duijster JW, Goorhuis A, van Genderen PJ, Visser LG, Koopmans MP, Reimerink JH, Grobusch MP, van der Eijk AA, van den Kerkhof JH, Reusken CB, Hahné SJ. Zika virus infection in 18 travellers returning from Surinam and the Dominican Republic, The Netherlands, November 2015-March 2016. Dutch ZIKV study team. Infection 2016 May 21. [Epub ahead of print].  Back to cited text no. 2
    
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Dirlikov E, Ryff KR, Torres-Aponte J, Thomas DL, Perez-Padilla J, Munoz-Jordan J. Update: Ongoing Zika Virus Transmission-Puerto Rico, November 1, 2015-April 14, 2016. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 2016;65:451-5.  Back to cited text no. 3
    
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Karimi O, Goorhuis A, Schinkel J, Codrington J, Vreden SG, Vermaat JS. Thrombocytopenia and subcutaneous bleedings in a patient with Zika virus infection. Lancet 2016;387:939-40.  Back to cited text no. 4
    

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Somsri Wiwanitkit
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.196753

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