Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine

Register      Login



Volume / Issue

Online First

Related articles

VOLUME 23 , ISSUE 6 ( June, 2019 ) > List of Articles


Dengue: Uncommon Neurological Presentations of a Common Tropical Illness

Ashok Pannu

Citation Information : Pannu A. Dengue: Uncommon Neurological Presentations of a Common Tropical Illness. Indian J Crit Care Med 2019; 23 (6):274-275.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-23179

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 01-12-2009

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2019; The Author(s).


Dengue is a common arthropod-borne flavivirus and commonly manifests as fever, bleeding diathesis, and capillary leak syndrome. Neurological manifestations are uncommon except for encephalopathy. We have recently had the opportunity of observing two patients with rare neurological complications of dengue, transverse myelitis, and Guillain-Barre syndrome. Both the cases had good neurological recovery with steroid and intravenous immunoglobulin, respectively.

PDF Share
  1. Carod-Artal FJ, Wichmann O, Farrar J, Gascón J. Neurological complications of dengue virus infection. Lancet Neurol 2013;12(9): 906–919. doi: 10.1016/S1474-4422(13)70150-9
  2. Sahu R, Verma R, Jain A, Garg RK, Singh MK, Malhotra HS et al. Neurologic complications in dengue virus infection: A prospective cohort study. Neurology. 2014;83(18):1601–1609. doi: 10.1212/WNL.0000000000000935
  3. Verma R, Sahu R, Holla V. Neurological manifestations of dengue infection: A review. J Neurol Sci. 2014; 346 (1-2):26–34. doi: 10.1016/j. jns.2014.08.044
  4. Parra B, Lizarazo J, Jiménez-Arango JA, Zea-Vera AF, Gonzalez- Manrique G, Vargas J et al. Guillain Barré syndrome associated with zika virus infection in Colombia. N Engl J Med. 2016; 375(16):1513–1523. doi: 10.1056/NEJMoa1605564
  5. Ralapanawa DMPUK, Kularatne SAM, Jayalath WATA. Guillain–Barre syndrome following dengue fever and literature review. BMC Res Notes. 2015; 8:729. doi: 10.1186/s13104-015-1672-0.
  6. Seet RCS, Lim ECH, Wilder-Smith EPV. Acute transverse myelitis following dengue virus infection. J Clin Virol. 2006; 35(3):310–312. DOI: 10.1016/j.jcv.2005.08.006
PDF Share
PDF Share

© Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) LTD.