NEONATAL DENGUE
Nibedita Mitra, N Kannan, G Kavita, V Senthil
Department of Pediatrics, Southern Railway Head Quarter Hospital, Chennai
Abstract

With the onset of dengue epidemic, increasing number of pregnant women are at the risk of Dengue infection. If she delivers at the height of viremia, there is a probability of severe post-partum haemorrhage from the raw wound in the uterus and the newborn is at risk of vertical transmission of dengue infection. A 23 years female with 37 weeks of pregnancy was admitted to our hospital with 3 days of fever. She was diagnosed to have dengue infection. She delivered on the third day of admission. Mother had a tormentous post partum period requiring intensive care support and multiple transfusions. Baby also developed dengue infection and severe thrombocytopenia. Awareness of this condition helps in proper management and prevention of maternal and neonatal death.
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