Revista Medica Herediana
versión On-line ISSN 1729-214X
RAMAL ASAYAG, Cesar; ORTS POVEDA, Carmen; CHAUCA AGUIRRE, Hugo y MESTANZA MONTOYA, Miguel. Dengue hemorrhagic fever at the Hospital Regional de Loreto: A case report. Rev Med Hered [online]. 2008, vol.19, n.2, pp. 55-56. ISSN 1729-214X.
We report a case of a 13 year old male patient, well nourished, from Iquitos city with signs of dengue fever who also fulfills definitive criteria for dengue hemorrhagic fever. Classification of the gravity was degree II. Diagnosis was confirmed by serologic studies, showing serotype 3. This could be the first case of dengue hemorrhagic fever at the Hospital Regional de Loreto, although it is probable that in the past there might have been cases that could not be suitably documented. (Rev Med Hered 2008;19:).
Palabras llave : Dengue hemorrhagic; fever; thrombocytopenia; hemorrhagic manifestations; extravasation of plasma; serology; serotype.