Affiliations 

  • 1 Hospital Taiping, Jalan Taming Sari, 34000 Taiping, Perak, Malaysia
Med. J. Malaysia, 2008 Aug;63(3):265-6.
PMID: 19248708 MyJurnal

Abstract

We report a newborn baby girl with acute dengue due to vertical transmission. A 31 year old factory worker of 38+ week gestation, gravida 5 para 3+1, developed acute dengue fever two days prior to delivery. She delivered a normal term baby girl by spontaneous vaginal delivery and recovered uneventfully without peripartum haemorrhage despite the presence of thrombocytopenia. The baby girl developed low grade fever on day four of post-natal life and except for the transient thrombocytopenia, also recovered uneventfully following three days of mild illness. The clinical diagnosis of acute dengue virus infection was confirmed by laboratory tests.

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