Annals of Tropical Medicine and Public Health

LETTER TO THE EDITOR
Year
: 2017  |  Volume : 10  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 474-

Not all cases with Zika virus infection have thrombocytopenia


Won Sriwijitralai1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2,  
1 RV Medical Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, Hainan, China

Correspondence Address:
Won Sriwijitralai
RV Medical Center, Bangkok
Thailand




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Sriwijitralai W, Wiwanitkit V. Not all cases with Zika virus infection have thrombocytopenia.Ann Trop Med Public Health 2017;10:474-474


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Sriwijitralai W, Wiwanitkit V. Not all cases with Zika virus infection have thrombocytopenia. Ann Trop Med Public Health [serial online] 2017 [cited 2019 Oct 17 ];10:474-474
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Dear Sir,

Emerging Zika virus infection becomes a hot issue in tropical medicine and public health.[1],[2] The disease mainly manifests as acute fever with thrombocytopenia, and it is very difficult to make a differential diagnosis between this infection and classical dengue.[1],[2] However, an important concern is not all cases with Zika virus infection have thrombocytopenia. The good examples can be seen in many case reports.[3],[4] Based on this data, it has to revised the suggestion that the Zika virus should be specially concerned for only cases with acute febrile illness with thrombocytopenia.

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