Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is an acute febrile infectious disease caused by the Dengue virus belonging to the arbovirus group. We report on a patient who presented with altered sensorium, giddiness, and repeated falls after discharge from the hospital following dengue fever. The patient had hypotension on admission and hyponatremia in his initial biochemistry screen.


 

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
Following postdengue illness, hypopituitarism is a possibility.

Please cite this paper as:
Santosh V, Menaka R, PadmaKumar AV, Bhattacharyya A. Postdengue weakness and altered sensorium. Int J Endocriol Metab.2010;8(4):215-7.

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Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
Following postdengue illness, hypopituitarism is a possibility.

Please cite this paper as:
Santosh V, Menaka R, PadmaKumar AV, Bhattacharyya A. Postdengue weakness and altered sensorium. Int J Endocriol Metab.2010;8(4):215-7.

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Postdengue weakness and altered sensorium

AUTHORS

Santosh Vastrad 1 , Menaka Ramprasad 1 , PadmaKumar ArayamParambil Vijayan 1 , Arpandev Bhattacharyya 2 , *

1 Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Manipal Hospital, India

2 Department of Diabetes and Endocrinology, Manipal Hospital, [email protected], India

How to Cite: Vastrad S, Ramprasad M, Vijayan P, Bhattacharyya A. Postdengue weakness and altered sensorium, Int J Endocrinol Metab. Online ahead of Print ; 8(4):215-217.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

International Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism: 8 (4); 215-217
Article Type: Case Report
Received: April 17, 2010
Accepted: January 1, 2011
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Abstract

Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is an acute febrile infectious disease caused by the Dengue virus belonging to the arbovirus group. We report on a patient who presented with altered sensorium, giddiness, and repeated falls after discharge from the hospital following dengue fever. The patient had hypotension on admission and hyponatremia in his initial biochemistry screen.


 

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
Following postdengue illness, hypopituitarism is a possibility.

Please cite this paper as:
Santosh V, Menaka R, PadmaKumar AV, Bhattacharyya A. Postdengue weakness and altered sensorium. Int J Endocriol Metab.2010;8(4):215-7.

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