DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20174765

Neonatal dengue

Jessy Thomas, Priya Thomas, Chinnu Reeba George

Abstract


Dengue infection is possible in all three trimesters of pregnancy. Dengue during pregnancy is associated with several neonatal complications such as perinatal death, miscarriage, low birth weight and preterm delivery. This is a case report of perinatal transmission of dengue in a baby who was born by an emergency caesarean section. The female baby was diagnosed with dengue fever as her dengue NS1 and ELISA tests were positive like her mother. Early recognition of congenital dengue will significantly reduce maternal and infant mortality. Proper management and supportive treatment is required for thrombocytopenia and hemorrhagic manifestations in dengue fever.

 


Keywords


Dengue, Neonate, Platelet count, Perinatal transmission

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