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Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases

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SOUZA, Luiz José de et al. Hepatitis in Dengue Shock Syndrome. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2002, vol.6, n.6, pp.322-327. ISSN 1413-8670.

Dengue fever is the most frequent arbovirus disease in the world and the most important one in terms of morbidity and mortality. Atypical manifestations of dengue have become commonplace during the last few years, including hepatic damage, which manifests mainly by pain in the right hypochondrium and an increase in the levels of aminotransferases. We describe a case of acute hepatitis in a patient with Dengue Shock Syndrome Grade III. We analyzed the clinical and laboratory aspects of this atypical complication of dengue as well as the differential diagnoses.

Keywords : Acute hepatitis; dengue; dengue hemorrhagic fever.

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