Hemophagocytic Syndrome – A Rare Complication of Dengue Fever

  • Rabia Rathore
  • Shoaib Muhamamd Daniyal
  • Adil Iqbal
  • Nasir Farooq Butt
  • Fatima Mehboob

Abstract

Introduction

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.

How to Cite
Rathore, R., Daniyal, S. M., Iqbal, A., Butt, N. F., & Mehboob, F. (1). Hemophagocytic Syndrome – A Rare Complication of Dengue Fever. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 18(1), 124. https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v18i1.387
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