Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical
Print version ISSN 0037-8682
OLIVEIRA, Gérson Sobrinho Salvador de et al. Severe hepatitis and jaundice during the evolution of dengue virus infection: case report. Rev. Soc. Bras. Med. Trop. [online]. 2010, vol.43, n.3, pp. 339-341. ISSN 0037-8682. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0037-86822010000300026.
We describe the case of a female patient who presented a condition of dengue hemorrhagic fever that evolved with jaundice and significant coagulation abnormalities. Dengue was diagnosed through the presence of anti-dengue IgM antibodies (MAC-ELISA). This disease needs to be taken into consideration in the differential diagnosis for acute febrile jaundice.
Keywords : Dengue fever; Jaundice; Hepatitis; Liver.