| ORIGINAL ARTICLE
|Year : 1993 | Volume
| Issue : 5 | Page : 124-30
Clinical study of 100 cases of Kyasanur Forest disease with clinicopathological correlation.
MR Adhikari Prabha, MG Prabhu, CV Raghuveer, M Bai, MA Mala
Wenlock District Hospital Mangalore,
100 cases of Kyasanur Forest Disease were studied clinically and autopsy or postmortem biopsies of various organs were done in 8 cases. 1. Our study showed that KFD passes through 4 stages each lasting for about a week. i.e. a prodromal stage with fever, hypotension hepatomegaly, a stage of complication characterized by haemorrhage, neurological manifestation or bronchopneumonia, a stage of recovery followed by a li stage of fever in some cases. 2. The exact of cause of haemorrhage could not be identified though Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation was suspected. 3. Hypotension in KFD could be of Myocardial origin. 4. Encephalopathy in KFD could be due to a metabolic cause probably of hepatic origin. 5. Lung signs could be due to intraalveolar haemorrhage and secondary infection.
M R Adhikari Prabha
Wenlock District Hospital Mangalore
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