Journal of Postgraduate Medicine
Medknow Publications and Staff Society of Seth GS Medical College and KEM Hospital, Mumbai, India
Vol. 57, No. 4, 2011, pp. 329-331
Bioline Code: jp11090
Full paper language: English
Document type: Case Report
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Journal of Postgraduate Medicine, Vol. 57, No. 4, 2011, pp. 329-331
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Neuralgic amyotrophy associated with dengue fever: Case series of three patients|
Verma, R; Sharma, P; Khurana, N & Sharma, L N.
Dengue is an acute mosquito borne viral infection caused by one of the four distinct serotype of dengue viruses (type 1-4), belonging to flavivirus family. Dengue fever, an arboviral infection is known to cause various neurological complications. Commonly reported neurological manifestations associated with dengue infection are encephalopathy, myelopathy, stroke, Guillain-Barre syndrome and hypokalemic paralysis. Brachial amyotrophy associated with dengue infection were not described previously. Here, we describe three patients presenting with brachial neuritis associated with dengue infection. Dengue infection should be considered in the etiological list of brachial neuritis in dengue endemic areas, especially if preceded by history of febrile illness compatible with dengue illness.
Brachial plexopathy, dengue fever, neuralgic amyotrophy, parsonage-turner syndrome
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