Home About us Current issue Back issues Submission Instructions Advertise Contact Login   

Search Article 
  
Advanced search 
 
Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation
Users online: 435 Home Bookmark this page Print this page Email this page Small font sizeDefault font size Increase font size 
 


 
Table of Contents   
LETTER TO THE EDITOR  
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 30  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 557
Microalbuminuria in dengue: Rate of occurrence and when it will be resolved?


1 RVT Medical Center, Bangkok, Thailand
2 Joesph Ayobabalola University, Ilara-Mokin, Nigeria; Dr. D. Y. Patil University, Pune, Maharashtra, India

Click here for correspondence address and email

Date of Submission25-Jul-2018
Date of Acceptance08-Jan-2018
Date of Web Publication23-Apr-2019
 

How to cite this article:
Sriwijitalai W, Wiwanitkit V. Microalbuminuria in dengue: Rate of occurrence and when it will be resolved?. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2019;30:557

How to cite this URL:
Sriwijitalai W, Wiwanitkit V. Microalbuminuria in dengue: Rate of occurrence and when it will be resolved?. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2019 [cited 2019 Jul 21];30:557. Available from: http://www.sjkdt.org/text.asp?2019/30/2/557/256870


To the Editor,

Dengue is an important tropical arbovirus infection. Acute kidney injury is often noted in conjunction with infection due to dengue virus.[1] In a recent report from Vietnam, a high percentage of patients with dengue presented with microalbuminuria.[2] Hanh Tien et al noted that microalbuminuria in dengue might not relate to clinical severity and could not help differentiate dengue from other tropical acute febrile illnesses.[2] Here, the authors report on the observation on the occurrence of microalbuminuria among 56 dengue patients (aged 16–32 years old, 30 males and 26 females) who presented to our medical center. All patients had no underlying kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, or hypertension. Microalbuminuria was present in the first presentation in forty cases (71.4%). On recovery from the acute illness, persistence of microalbuminuria could still be observed at discharge in twenty patients. These patients were followed up, and the microalbuminuria disappeared at 2 and 4 weeks in 18 cases (32.1%) and two cases (3.6%), respectively. Based on this observation, we can postulate that dengue fever may result in kidney injury leading to microalbuminuria. The persistence of microalbuminuria after acute illness is common, and the spontaneous resolution of microalbuminuria is observed in our case series.

Conflict of interest: None declared.



 
   References Top

1.
Wiwanitkit S, Wiwanitkit V. Renal failure due to important arbovirus infection: A short summary. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2017;28:1206-8.  Back to cited text no. 1
[PUBMED]  [Full text]  
2.
Hanh Tien NT, Lam PK, Duyen HT, et al. Assessment of microalbuminuria for early diagnosis and risk prediction in dengue infections. PLoS One 2013;8:e54538.  Back to cited text no. 2
    

Top
Correspondence Address:
Won Sriwijitalai
RVT Medical Center, Bangkok
Thailand
Login to access the Email id


DOI: 10.4103/1319-2442.256870

PMID: 31031399

Rights and Permissions




 

Top
   
 
 
    Similar in PUBMED
    Search Pubmed for
    Search in Google Scholar for
    Email Alert *
    Add to My List *
* Registration required (free)  
 


 
    References
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed136    
    Printed2    
    Emailed0    
    PDF Downloaded25    
    Comments [Add]    

Recommend this journal