Volume 87, Issue 4
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645



Dengue fever has been a major problem in hospital settings in Brazil for the past 15 years. The main concern has been the severe forms, i.e., dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. Hemorrhagic events of different degrees have also been a major concern. We report five cases of large vein thrombotic events associated with the acute phase of dengue fever, including a previously non-reported case of mesenteric vein thrombosis. Complications such as these could have been overlooked in the diagnosis of dengue fever, given that the major concern is the hemorrhagic event.


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  • Received : 04 Nov 2011
  • Accepted : 19 Jul 2012
  • Published online : 03 Oct 2012

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