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Meningoencephalitis: Rare manifestation of Dengue haemorrhagic fever

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S Puthra,

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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P Selladurai ,

Colombo SouthTeaching Hospital,Kalubowila, Sri Lanka, LK
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AGH Sugathapala

Colombo South Teaching Hospital, LK
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Abstract

Dengue is a common tropical disease occurring in Sri Lanka. Neurological manifestations due to dengue are very rare but can be caused by serotypes 2 and 3. Here we present a patient with meningoencephalitis occurring as a manifestation of dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) in a young boy who presented with fever, constitutional symptoms and a seizure. Diagnosis was confirmed by NS1 positivity and the presence of dengue specific IgM in the CSF with characteristic electroencephalographic findings. He was treated according to the dengue local national guidelines and had complete recovery without residual neurological deficits.

How to Cite: Puthra, S., Selladurai, P. and Sugathapala, A., 2020. Meningoencephalitis: Rare manifestation of Dengue haemorrhagic fever. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases, 10(1), pp.76–79. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljid.v10i1.8279
Published on 30 Apr 2020.
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