Spectrum of neurological manifestations in dengue virus infection in Northwest India

Autor(es): Koshy Jency Maria,Joseph Deepa Mary,John Mary,Mani Anna,Malhotra Nitin,Abraham George M,Pandian Jeyaraj

Resumo: The objective of this study was to study the spectrum of neurological manifestations in patients with dengue infection. This was a prospective study undertaken at the Departments of Medicine and Neurology, Christian Medical College, Ludhiana, India. All patients diagnosed with dengue fever during an epidemic (1 September 2010-31 December 2010) were screened for neurological manifestations. There were a total of 799 patients with dengue infection. Neurological manifestations were present in 21 (2.63%), 19 of whom were men with a mean age of 33.7 ± 13.9 years. The neurological diagnoses were hypokalaemia with: quadriparesis (7); myositis (4); encephalopathy (4); Guillain-Barre syndrome (2); acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (2); lumbosacral plexopathy (1); and intracranial haemorrhage (1). Three of these patients died. Clinicians should be aware that neurological manifestations in dengue fever are not uncommon.

Imprenta: Tropical Doctor, v. 42, n. 4, p. 191-194, 2012

Identificador do objeto digital: 10.1258/td.2012.120286

Descritores: Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Flaviviridae ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Pathogenesis ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Viral infections ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Virus ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Dengue ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Epidemic ; Guillain-Barre Syndrome - Public health

Data de publicação: 2012