Diagnosis and Management Neurologic Manifestations Associated with Acute Dengue Virus Infection
- *Corresponding Author:
- Renan Barros Domingues
Neurosciences Postgraduation Program
Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG), Brazil
Received date: December 01, 2013; Accepted date: January 03, 2014; Published date: January 09, 2014
Citation: Domingues RB, Kuster GW (2014) Diagnosis and Management Neurologic Manifestations Associated with Acute Dengue Virus Infection. J Neuroinfect Dis 5:138. doi: 10.4172/2314-7326.1000138
Copyright: © 2014 Domingues RB, 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.
Dengue virus infection is extremely common worldwide. Neurologic involvement is not very common, but several forms of central and peripheral nervous system impairments have been described in patients with dengue. Several neurologic manifestations of dengue can be found in patients with dengue. Headache can result from systemic inflammation or meningitis. Altered sensorium occurs as a consequence of encephalitis, encephalopathy, acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, or stroke. Para- or tetraparesis can be seen as a consequence of Guillain- Barré syndrome, myositis, or hypokalemic paralysis. The early recognition of neurologic the pattern of neurologic involvement is important because some of these conditions require specific and prompt therapeutic interventions. In the present paper, we review the different forms of dengue-associated neurologic disordersand propose a practical approach to treating patients with dengue associated neurological symptoms.