Preventive transfusion in dengue shock syndrome–is it necessary? Academic Article uri icon


  • We compared 53 patients with Dengue shock syndrome (DSS) who received preventive transfusions with 53 who did not. Significant differences in the development of pulmonary edema and length of hospitalization (P<.05) and none in hemorrhage (P=.136) were observed. Preventive transfusions did not produce sustained improvements in the coagulation status in DSS.


  • Mohamed, Abdel-Latif
  • Lum, Lucy Chai See
  • Abdel-Latif, Mohammad El-Amin
  • Goh, Adrian Yu Teik
  • Chan, Patrick Wai Keong
  • Lam, Sai Kit

publication date

  • November 2003