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Trop Doct. 2009 Apr;39(2):115-6. doi: 10.1258/td.2008.080257.

Dengue encephalitis: an entity now common in dengue-prone regions.

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  • 1Department of Microbiology, Maulana Azad Medical College, Flat No. C-402, Vimal CGHS Ltd, Plot No. 03, Sector-12, Dwarka, New Delhi 110075, India.


As well as dengue fever (DF) and dengue haemorrhagic fever-dengue shock syndrome (DHF/DSS), other atypical manifestations of dengue virus infection have also been reported. The frequency of CNS involvement in dengue remains unknown, although isolated cases with neurological manifestations have been reported in Southeast Asia, Malaysia, Burma, Puerto Rico and India. We present two cases of encephalitis associated with DF and DHF from New Delhi, India.

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