International Journal of Advanced Research in Medicine
2019, Vol. 1, Issue 1, Part A
Acute encephalitis syndrome in denue
Author(s): Dr. Sriprasad Mohanty, Santosh Kumar Swain, Ashok Kumar Behera and Aditya Narayan Sahoo
Abstract:Background: Encephalitis and encephalopathy both has been incriminated as cause of Acute Encephalitis Syndrome (AES) in Dengue. But incriminating either has never been easy.
Objective: To observe the incidence, cause and outcome of AES in Dengue patients.
Methods: Laboratory proved Dengue patients admitted to a Tertiary care hospital were observed for development and consequences of AES.
Results: Out of 2660 admitted Dengue cases 32 developed AES. All had warning signs and comorbid conditions. IgM antibody for Dengue was detected in 2 samples of CSF. Four patients expired and 2 had cognitive impairment at the end of one month.
Conclusion: Neurotropism of Dengue could be established in small proportion of cases.