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Table 1 Frequency of complications in 166 patients with severe dengue infection, 2009

From: Histopathological diagnosis of myocarditis in a dengue outbreak in Sri Lanka, 2009

Complication No. of patients (%)
Thrombocytopenia (< 50 × 109/l) 94 (57)
Significant spontaneous bleeding# 47 (28)
Hypotension (SBP < 90 mmHg)* 56 (34)
Provisional diagnosis of myocarditis 45 (27)
Pleural effusion 41 (25)
Myocarditis + pleural effusion 21 (13)
Ascites 29 (18)
Acute renal failure 06 (4)
Acute liver failure 34 (20)
  1. *Systolic blood pressure, # persistent bleeding from skin or mucosa such as haematemesis or melena