Hemophagocytic Syndrome â€“ A Rare Complication of Dengue Fever
Dengue fever is an acute febrile viral disease caused by the bite of Aedes Aegypti mosquito. It is a major health problem especially in tropical and subtropical areas including South East Asia and its incidence is in-creasing rapidly in Pakistan.
Virus associated Hemophagocytic syndrome is rare disease characterized by fever, splenomegaly, cytopenia and non-neoplastic histiocytic proliferation with hemophagocytosis in reticulo endothelial system. The pathogenesis of which is not clear.
Key Words: Dengue fever, hemophagocytic synd-rome, pancytopenia.
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