Dengue Infection: A Hidden Cause of Acute Insult in a Case of Acute on Chronic Liver Failure in Endemic Area
announced: 17. 06. 2020
Acute on chronic liver failure (ACLF) can be precipitated by several factors such as bacterial infection, alcohol intake, viral hepatitis, surgery, etc. Identification of precipitating factor is an important part of management of ACLF. A middle aged gentleman was presented with features of acute liver failure and after through history and investigations, he was diagnosed as acute on chronic liver failure. Chronic liver disease was first diagnosed after this event of acute insult. Precipitating factor of ACLF was dengue fever in this case report. Therefore, in endemic area of dengue infection, dengue serology tests which are not routinely done should be advised to identify dengue infection as an acute insult in ACLF.
keywords: ACLF; Dengue infection; Endemic area; Acute insult; Precipitating factor
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