Dengue fever mimicking acute appendicitis: A case report☆

@inproceedings{McFarlane2013DengueFM,
  title={Dengue fever mimicking acute appendicitis: A case report☆},
  author={Michael E McFarlane and J. Plummer and P. A. Leake and L. Powell and Vishali Chand and Susan Chung and Karen J Tulloch},
  booktitle={International journal of surgery case reports},
  year={2013}
}
INTRODUCTION Dengue fever is an acute viral disease, which usually presents as a mild febrile illness. Patients with severe disease present with dengue haemorrhagic fever or dengue toxic shock syndrome. Rarely, it presents with abdominal symptoms mimicking acute appendicitis. We present a case of a male patient presenting with right iliac fossa pain and suspected acute appendicitis that was later diagnosed with dengue fever following a negative appendicectomy. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 13-year… CONTINUE READING