• Vol. 37 No. 1, 82–83
  • 15 January 2008

The Utility of Liver Function Tests in Dengue



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Dengue infection is endemic in many countries along the tropical and subtropical belt, with more than 100 million cases and 24,000 deaths annually worldwide. Hepatic dysfunction is common in dengue infection, and is attributed to a direct viral effect on liver cells or as a consequence of dysregulated host immune responses against the virus.

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