Korean J Pediatr Infect Dis.  2011 Dec;18(2):207-211.

A Case of an Imported Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever with Spontaneous Bleeding: Case Report and Review of the Literature

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  • 1Department of Family Medicines, Busan Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea.
  • 2Department of Pediatrics, Haeundae Paik Hospital, Inje University College of Medicine, Busan, Korea. jeonga95@hanmail.net

Abstract

Dengue is an acute febrile viral disease which is found in tropical and sub-tropical regions around the world. Dengue fever has steadily increased in both incidence and distribution over the past 50 years. Even though Korea is not an endemic country for dengue fever, with the increasing numbers of overseas travelers in Korea, the numbers of imported dengue cases are steadily increasing. Here, we report a case of imported dengue hemorrhagic fever in a Korean child presenting with fever and epistaxis. Dengue fever should be considered if a patient who has a recent travel history to endemic areas showed classical symptoms.

Keyword

Dengue; Exanthema; Purpura; Plasma leakage

MeSH Terms

Child
Dengue
Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever
Epistaxis
Exanthema
Fever
Humans
Incidence
Korea
Purpura
Virus Diseases
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