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Dengue haemorrhagic fever: an unusual cause of intracranial haemorrhage
  1. Jyoti Kumar1,
  2. Atin Kumar1,
  3. Sudhir Gupta2,
  4. Dharmesh Jain3
  1. 1Department of Radiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
  2. 2Department of Radiology, Mata Chanan Devi Hospital, New Delhi, India
  3. 3Department of Medicine, Mata Chanan Devi Hospital, New Delhi, India
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr A Kumar
 175, Minakshi Garden, PO Tilak Nagar, New Delhi-110018, India; atinkumar{at}rediffmail.com

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During an outbreak of dengue viral infection in India, a 68-year-old woman presented with fever and myalgia for 4 days and altered sensorium for 1 day. At presentation, she was comatose with a Glasgow Coma score of 6. Physical examination showed high fever (39°C), mild conjunctival injection and hepatosplenomegaly. The pulse rate and blood pressure were within normal limits. The tourniquet test was positive. Laboratory investigations showed mild leucocytosis, thrombocytopenia (65 000 per mm3) and increased haematocrit (48.7%). Prothrombin …

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