Dengue encephalitis: a true entity?

  title={Dengue encephalitis: a true entity?},
  author={Lucy Chai See Lum and Sai Kit Lam and Yew Sing Choy and Renu George and Fatimah Harun},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  volume={54 3},
Involvement of the central nervous system in dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever has always been thought to be secondary to vasculitis with resultant fluid extravasation, cerebral edema, hypoperfusion, hyponatremia, liver failure, and/or renal failure. Thus, the condition has been referred to as dengue encephalopathy. Encephalitis or direct involvement of the brain by the virus was thought to be unlikely. This paper reports on six children who were seen over a period of two years… CONTINUE READING


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