alexa A Case of Dengue Fever-Induced Severe Aplastic Anemia Salvaged by Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant
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A Case of Dengue Fever-Induced Severe Aplastic Anemia Salvaged by Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant

Lujain Khoj1 Rawan Baksh2 Mohammad Aslam3 Mohammad Kelta3 Bassim Albeirouti3 Jalil Ur Rehman3*
1Postgraduate Student, Faculty of medicine,Saudi Arabia
2Department Of Oncology, Student Investigator Program (SIP), Saudi Arabia
3KFSHRC Jeddah Branch, Saudi Arabia
Corresponding Author : Dr. Jalil Ur Rehman, MBBS, MRCP, MRCP
Assistant Consultant Hematology/BMT, MBC-J-64
Department of Oncology, King Faisal Specialist Hospital
Po Box 40047, Jeddah 21499, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Tel: 00966-555212399
E-mail: jaliljeddah@yahoo.com, jrehman@kfshrc.edu.sa
Received June 29, 2013; Accepted August 09, 2013; Published August 12, 2013
Citation: Khoj L, Baksh R, Aslam M, Kelta M, Albeirouti B, et al. (2013) A Case of Dengue Fever-Induced Severe Aplastic Anemia Salvaged by Allogeneic Bone Marrow Transplant. J Leuk (Los Angel) 1:120 doi:10.4172/2329-6917.1000120
Copyright: © 2013 Khoj L, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
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Abstract

Aplastic anemia (AA) is a type of bone marrow failure characterized by peripheral pancytopenia and bone marrow hypoplasia. The complications of AA include infections and bleeding. A rare association between dengue fever and AA has been reported. Dengue fever is a disease endemic to the western region of Saudi Arabia. In the literature 8 cases of Dengue fever induced Aplastic anemia has been reported and treated conservatively, but none has received allogeneic bone marrow transplant .In the context of this background, we report the first case of dengue fever–induced severe AA (SAA) salvaged by an allogeneic bone marrow transplant (BMT).

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