Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis following Dengue Virus Infection
- *Corresponding Author:
- Misra UK
Department of Neurology
Sanjay Gandhi Post Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences
Raebareily Road, Lucknow - 226014, India
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Received date: November 14, 2013; Accepted date: January 15, 2014; Published date: January 21, 2014
Citation: Sanjeev Kumar B, Naik S, Jayantee K, Misra UK (2014) Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis following Dengue Virus Infection. J Neuroinfect Dis 5:139. doi: 10.4172/2314-7326.1000139
Copyright: © 2014 Sanjeev Kumar B, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
A 16 year boy was admitted with fever, headache, muscle pain, maculopapular rash and progressive altered sensorium. His serum dengue IgM was positive and was improving on conservative management. The patient developed right hemi paresis after 19 days and his MRI revealed multiple white mater lesions. He was diagnosed as acute disseminated encephalomyelitis (ADEM) following dengue hemorrhagic fever. ADEM is a rare neurological complication of dengue fever. However, the increasing use of magnetic resonance imaging in endemic areas may help to identify ADEM.