1 Department of Orthopedic, International Islamic University, Malaysia
2 Department of Orthopedic Hospital Tengku Ampuan Afzan, Malaysia
*Corresponding author:Kishan Rao Subramaniam, Department of Orthopedic, International Islamic University, Malaysia
Submission: April 01, 2019;Published: April 03, 2019
ISSN : 2576-8875Volume5 Issue3
Dengue fever with its haemorrhagic complications is a common viral illness in Malaysia which can sometimes lead to high morbidity and mortality. We present a case report of a 27-year-old male who was admitted to our hospital with dengue haemorrhagic fever. He developed multiple hematomas and bruising in his right forearm and arm due to intravenous cannula insertion. Due to coexisting thrombocytopenia, the limb progressed to acute compartment syndrome and emergency fasciotomy was done and his limb was salvaged. This case illustrates an important potential complication of dengue fever and the importance of timing of surgery in the event of compartment syndrome.