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Intravenous Anti-D immunoglobulin for control of life threatening bleed in dengue hemorrhagic fever with severe thrombocytopenia
12 April 2012
18 June 2012
28 July 2015 (online)
We report an eight-year-old girl with Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever, shock and a life-threatening upper gastrointestinal and pulmonary bleed with refractory thrombocytopenia. She received 6 units of random donor platelets, 1 unit of single donor platelets, 1 unit of packed red cells and 4 units of fresh frozen plasma to control bleeding but had no response. Finally, 36 hour after onset of bleed intravenous Anti-D 75 μg/kg was given and she had a dramatic increase in platelet counts and cessation of all clinical bleed. This case report highlights that intravenous Anti-D can be a treatment option in Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever with severe refractory thrombocytopenia and massive bleeding.