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A case of acute compartment syndrome of upper limb in a dengue haemorrhagic fever patient secondary to intravenous cannula insertion

Subramaniam, Kishan Rao and Karupiah, Rajandra Kumar and Raj, Jeffry and Zakaria@Mohamad, Zamzuri (2019) A case of acute compartment syndrome of upper limb in a dengue haemorrhagic fever patient secondary to intravenous cannula insertion. Orthopaedic Research Online Journal, 5 (3). pp. 1-4. ISSN 2576-8875

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Abstract

Dengue fever with its haemorrhagic complications is a common viral illness in Malaysia which can sometimes lead to high morbidity and mortality. We present a case report of a 27-year-old male who was admitted to our hospital with dengue haemorrhagic fever. He developed multiple hematomas and bruising in his right forearm and arm due to intravenous cannula insertion. Due to coexisting thrombocytopenia, the limb progressed to acute compartment syndrome and emergency fasciotomy was done and his limb was salvaged. This case illustrates an important potential complication of dengue fever and the importance of timing of surgery in the event of compartment syndrome.

Item Type: Article (Case Report)
Additional Information: 8316/71903
Uncontrolled Keywords: Compartment syndrome, dengue haemorrhagic, intravenous cannula insertion
Subjects: R Medicine > RD Surgery > RD701 Orthopedics
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Department of Orthopaedics, Traumatology & Rehabilitation
Depositing User: AP Dr Zamzuri Zakaria
Date Deposited: 02 May 2019 12:03
Last Modified: 02 May 2019 12:03
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/71903

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