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Dengue and Reactive lymphocytes

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I found this journal on Internation Medical Journal –

A Descriptive Study of Blood Films of Patients 
Serologically Positive for Dengue in Hospital 
Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Kuantan

ABSTRACT 
Introduction: Dengue is one of the commonest infections in Malaysia and it is a notifi able disease.  Even 
though the diagnosis of classical dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever can be recognized clinically, 
the diagnosis remains a challenge in areas where it could not be differentiated with other febrile illnesses. 
The aim of this study was to focus on the specifi c and consistent morphological features observed in blood 
fi lms of dengue infection.  Materials and Methods:  In all 400 cases of dengue infection serologically 
diagnosed in the Tengku Ampuan Afzan Hospital (HTAA) during May to October 2007, only a total of 27 cases 
had blood fi lms examined, and thus were included in this study. These blood fi lms were re-examined by two 
pathologists from HTAA.  The full blood count parameters were also retrieved and studied.  Results: We 
consistently found typical reactive lymphocytes [n= 23 (85%)] and thrombocytopenia [n=21, (77.8%)] in the 
cases.  However,  leucopenia  was  present  only in 9 cases (33%). Conclusion: The presence of typical reactive 
lymphocyte is a consistent fi nding in dengue fever and thus could have a signifi cant role in supporting the 
diagnosis of dengue infection

Interesting hey!

Written by khairulorama

June 13, 2011 at 10:11 pm

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