NEUROLOGICAL MANIFESTATIONS OF DENGUE FEVER: A CASE SERIES OF 10 PATIENTS

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Wajeeha Qayyum
Danish Nabi
Saad Bin Abi Waqas
Abdullah Bagh
Alvina Karam
Sohail Nabi

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Dengue is a mosquito-borne flavivirus and a rapidly growing tropical disease in the world. It continues to be one of the significant causes of morbidity and mortality globally. Dengue viruses (DENV) have experienced an outburst of neurologic case series in recent years. A widespread range of neurological manifestations including encephalopathy, acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM), Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS), cranial nerve palsies, transverse myelitis, and myositis have been documented following dengue infection. Here, we report 10 cases of dengue fever in association with other neurological abnormalities. We also conducted an extensive review of the literature to elucidate neurological complications following dengue infection. These unusual manifestations are usually overlooked, and we tried to fill the knowledge gaps in our study.

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