Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care

: 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  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

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Somsri Wiwanitkit
Wiwanitkit House, Bangkhae, Bangkok

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Dengue and rectus sheath hematoma.J Family Med Prim Care 2015;4:154-154

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Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Dengue and rectus sheath hematoma. J Family Med Prim Care [serial online] 2015 [cited 2021 Jul 24 ];4:154-154
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Dear Editor,

The report on "dengue and rectus sheath hematoma" is very interesting. [1] 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. [1] 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. [2] 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. [2] 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. [3],[4] Tong et al. concluded that the abdominal mass, due to rectus sheath hematoma, was a forgotten presentation of dengue. [5]


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