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IP Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Allied Science

Post tonsillectomy haemorrhage secondary to dengue fever

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Article Type : Case Report

Author Details: Anil H.T,Nikitha Pillai*

Volume : 2

Issue : 3

Online ISSN : XXXX


Article First Page : 81

Article End Page : 84


A case of chronic tonsillitis had presented with post tonsillectomy haemorrhage secondary to dengue fever 1 week after tonsillectomy. The patient had to be taken up for surgery for removal of clot from the post operated right tonsillar fossa, following having attained haemodynamic stability.
Dengue fever in particular being a cause of post tonsillectomy secondary haemorrhage has not been reported in literature and this could be the first one to be reported.

Keywords: Post tonsillectomy haemorrhage, Dengue fever, Thrombocytopaenia, Coagulopathy, Vasculopathy.