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Post tonsillectomy haemorrhage secondary to dengue fever


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Case Report

Author Details : Anil H.T, Nikitha Pillai*

Volume : 2, Issue : 3, Year : 2019

Article Page : 81-84


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Abstract

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.

How to cite : H.t A, Pillai N, Post tonsillectomy haemorrhage secondary to dengue fever. J Otorhinolaryngol Allied Sci 2019;2(3):81-84

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