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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 3 ( March, 2014 ) > List of Articles


N-acetylcystein in dengue associated severe hepatitis

Buddhika Widyaratna Peiris Habaragamuwa, Palitha Dissanayaka

Keywords : Dengue hepatitis, Dengue fever, N-acetylcystein, severe hepatitis

Citation Information : Habaragamuwa BW, Dissanayaka P. N-acetylcystein in dengue associated severe hepatitis. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (3):181-182.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.128712

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-01-2014

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


Although, N-acetylcystein (NAC) has shown benefit in non-acetaminophen related liver failure, it was not well studies in dengue associated severe hepatitis. We report a case of dengue hemorrhagic fever associated severe hepatitis (encephalopathy grade 2-drowsy and intermittent disorientation) treated with NAC resulted in good outcome without hepatic transplantation.

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