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A case report of Dengue Encephalitis


WAPSR Weerarathna ,

Teaching Hospital Jaffna, LK
Registrar in Medicine
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T Peranatharajha

Teaching Hospital Jaffna
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Consultant Physician
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Dengue fever is a common mosquito borne viral febrile illness which rarely affects the central    nervous system and presents with encephalitis. This case is about a 14 years old boy who presented with high grade fever and generalized tonic-clonic seizures. Electroencephalogram showed generalized spike activity and periodicity with normal CT scan of the brain. Dengue encephalitis was diagnosed with a positive Dengue IgM in CSF on the sixth day of illness. He was discharged 8 days after admission without any neurological deficit. This case highlights the importance of maintaining a high index of suspicion in arriving at the correct diagnosis in rare presentations of common diseases.  

How to Cite: Weerarathna, W. and Peranatharajha, T., 2016. A case report of Dengue Encephalitis. Sri Lankan Journal of Infectious Diseases, 6(1), pp.51–54. DOI:
Published on 28 Apr 2016.
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