Elliston Farrell, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Between August 29 and October 18, 1969, 145 of 474 patients admitted to the adult contagious diseases wards of Hue Central Hospital, Vietnam, in addition to fever, had external evidence of bleeding, usually from the respiratory, gastrointestinal, or genitourinary tracts. One hundred and twenty-one of these had at least four of the following findings and were regarded as valid cases of hemorrhagic fever (HF):  fever,  hemorrhages,  positive Rumpel-Leede tests,  leukopenia, and  thrombocytopenia. An approximately equal number (120) of cases of HF on the children's service under the care of Dr. Richard W. Nixon served as
Farrell E. Clinical Features of Hemorrhagic Fever of Central Vietnam.. Ann Intern Med. ;72:798. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-72-5-798_3
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1970;72(5):798.
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