|LETTER TO EDITOR
|Year : 2015 | Volume
| Issue : 1 | Page : 154
Dengue and rectus sheath hematoma
Somsri Wiwanitkit1, Viroj Wiwanitkit2
1 Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Hainan Medical University, Haikou, China
|Date of Web Publication||27-Feb-2015|
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
|How to cite this article:|
Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Dengue and rectus sheath hematoma. J Family Med Prim Care 2015;4:154
The report on "dengue and rectus sheath hematoma" is very interesting.  Sharma et al. reported a case with this extremely rare complication of dengue and mentioned that there was only one previous publication on this dengue complication.  In fact, there are >1 previous report on this problem. The report by Ganeshwaran et al. is the first report addressing this important problem in dengue.  In that report from Sri Lanka, "tear in the inferior epigastric artery following episodes of retching" is mentioned to be the cause of bleeding in the reported dengue patient.  After this case report, there are a sporadic report on this problem. At least a recent additional case was published in Am J Emerg Med. , Tong et al. concluded that the abdominal mass, due to rectus sheath hematoma, was a forgotten presentation of dengue. 
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Sharma A, Bhatia S, Singh RP, Malik G. Dengue fever with rectus sheath hematoma: A case report. J Family Med Prim Care 2014;3:159-60.
Ganeshwaran Y, Seneviratne SM, Jayamaha R, De Silva AP, Balasuriya WK. Dengue fever associated with a haematoma of the rectus abdominis muscle. Ceylon Med J 2001;46:105-6.
Waseem T, Latif H, Shabbir B. An unusual cause of acute abdominal pain in dengue fever. Am J Emerg Med 2014;32:819.e3-4.
Wiwanitkit V. Acute abdominal pain and dengue fever. Am J Emerg Med 2014;32:679.
Tong P, Yeoh CJ, Yong EL. Abdominal mass and a forgotten haemorrhagic fever. Lancet 2010;376:140.