What are the manifestations of plasma leakage in dengue?

Updated: May 03, 2019
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Plasma leakage may manifest as one or more of the following:

  • Greater than 20% rise in average hematocrit level for age and sex
  • Greater than 20% drop in hematocrit level following volume replacement compared with baseline
  • Signs of plasma leakage (eg, pleural effusion, ascites, hypoproteinemia)

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