PRAGUE MEDICAL REPORT

PRAGUE MEDICAL REPORT
Prague Medical Report is an English quarterly published multidisciplinary biomedical journal. Prague Medical Report was founded as Sborník lékařský in May 1885. The journal presents public primary scientific publications, short communications, casuistry, and reviews. It contains articles based on important specialised lectures and symposia.

PRAGUE MEDICAL REPORT, Vol 121 No 2 (2020), 118–123

Dengue Infection: A Hidden Cause of Acute Insult in a Case of Acute on Chronic Liver Failure in Endemic Area

Jaynata Paul

DOI: https://doi.org/10.14712/23362936.2020.11
announced: 17. 06. 2020

abstract

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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ISSN: 1214-6994
E-ISSN: 2336-2936

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