Discharging dengue fever patients with low platelets can be safe

Authors

  • Navin Kumar Devaraj Department of Family Medicine, Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences, Universiti Putra Malaysia, 43400 Serdang, Selangor, Malaysia

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v19i4.46638

Keywords:

Dengue Fever; safe discharge; low platelets

Abstract

This is an interesting case of Mr MS who presented with 7 days of fever, loss of appetite and lethargy. Physical examination was unremarkable. Investigation revealed a very low platelet of 11 x 109/L and haematocrit of 46%. He was managed as outpatient and recovered well despite this alarming low platelet level, proving not all dengue fever patients ,especially those with no warning signs and clinically well, needs hospital admission.

Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science Vol.19(4) 2020 p.760-762

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Published

2020-04-12

How to Cite

Devaraj, N. K. (2020). Discharging dengue fever patients with low platelets can be safe. Bangladesh Journal of Medical Science, 19(4), 760–762. https://doi.org/10.3329/bjms.v19i4.46638

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Case Reports