BREAKBONE FEVER CAN PROMOTE ACUTE OSTEOMYELITIS IN NEONATES THROUGH BREASTMILK
Asafeya A., Dr. Britto Duraisingh, Dr. S. Haja Sheriff and T. Sivakumar
We report a case of vertical transmission of breakbone fever (dengue). The virus was detected and quantified by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction in sequential blood samples from mother and child as well as in breast milk, but not in cord blood. This case poses questions about the risk of breast feeding transmission of dengue virus. Early recognition of congenital dengue will significantly reduce maternal and infant mortality. Proper management and supportive treatment is required for thrombocytopenia and hemorrhagic manifestations in dengue fever.
Keywords: Dengue Virus; Breast Milk; Vertical Transmission; Breast Feeding; Newborn.
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