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A previously healthy 27-year-old female had 3 days of fever (40°C), headache, and myalgia. She had not been previously vaccinated for YF. Initial workup revealed 2,150 leukocytes/mm , 83,000 platelets/mm , AST 8462U/L and ALT 5249U/L (Figure 1). She was icteric with a heart rate of 60 bpm. The following day, a generalized seizure led to intubation, and renal failure led to hemodialysis. Transcranial doppler ultrasound showed signs of intracranial hypertension, cranial CT scan showed diffuse hypoattenuation and loss of grey-white differentiation; abdominal doppler ultrasound, and echocardiogram were normal. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.
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Name: Hepatology (Baltimore, Md.)
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