Dengue: Uncommon Neurological Presentations of a Common Tropical Illness

JOURNAL TITLE: Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine

Author
1. Ashok Pannu
ISSN
0972-5229
DOI
10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23179
Volume
23
Issue
6
Publishing Year
2019
Pages
2
Author Affiliations
    1. Department of Internal Medicine, Postgraduate Institute of Medical Education and Research, Chandigarh, India
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    Abstract

    Dengue is a common arthropod-borne flavivirus and commonly manifests as fever, bleeding diathesis, and capillary leak syndrome. Neurological manifestations are uncommon except for encephalopathy. We have recently had the opportunity of observing two patients with rare neurological complications of dengue, transverse myelitis, and Guillain-Barre syndrome. Both the cases had good neurological recovery with steroid and intravenous immunoglobulin, respectively.

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