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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 2 ( February, 2014 ) > List of Articles


Spontaneous splenic rupture: A rare presentation of dengue fever

Mainak Mukhopadhyay, Chandan Chatterjee, Pranab Maity, Kartik Patar

Keywords : Dengue fever, hypotension, splenic rupture, spontaneous hemoperitoneum

Citation Information : Mukhopadhyay M, Chatterjee C, Maity P, Patar K. Spontaneous splenic rupture: A rare presentation of dengue fever. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (2):110-112.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.126085

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-11-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Spontaneous rupture of the spleen with hemoperitoneum is a very rare, but serious manifestation of dengue fever (DF). We report a case of a young female who was presented with atraumatic abdominal pain, hypovolemic shock, anemia, ascites and hepatosplenomegaly with a recent history of a febrile illness. Subsequent investigations proved the presence of hemoperitoneum with spontaneous splenic rupture with seropositivity for DF. Early diagnosis and conservative management in this case resulted in a favorable outcome.

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