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Friday, October 14, 2011

India : Dengue - Lady Hardinge doc wife dies

Via Times of India :

" NEW DELHI: A 50-year-old woman diagnosed positive for dengue haemorrhagic fever died on Thursday, taking the number of deaths caused by the viral infection to four this year. The victim Anita Murari , wife of the director of Lady Hardinge Medical College, was admitted in the ICU of B L K Super Specialty Hospital on Tuesday night after her platelet count fell to 20,000 per micro litre and her kidneys stopped functioning.

"Mrs Murari was in a state of shock and had very low blood pressure. Her kidneys had stopped functioning and she was bleeding from the nose. We gave her platelet, plasma and blood and put her on ventilator support, but nothing worked for her," said Dr R K Singhal, senior consultant and head of the internal medicine department at BLK Super Specialty Hospital . "She died around 2.15am on Thursday due to multi-system failure caused by dengue haemorrhagic fever," said Singhal."

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