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Dengue fever masquerading as hypokalemic paralysis: a case report

Rajesh Rajput, Deepak Jain, Ashima Mittal, Anoop Kumar, Vaibhav Pathak
  • Rajesh Rajput
    Department of Medicine, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India
  • Deepak Jain
    Department of Medicine, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India | jaindeepakdr@gmail.com
  • Ashima Mittal
    Department of Medicine, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India
  • Anoop Kumar
    Department of Medicine, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India
  • Vaibhav Pathak
    Department of Medicine, Pt. B.D. Sharma University of Health Sciences, Rohtak, India

Abstract

Dengue fever is a mosquito-borne arboviral disease endemic in tropical countries. The spectrum of presentation of dengue fever ranges from classical flu like illness to dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome. It is usually regarded as a non-neurotropic virus and neurological manifestations of dengue are rare and hypokalemic quadriparesis is even rarer. Here we present a case report of a patient who presented with hypokalemic quadriparesis due to dengue.

Keywords

Dengue fever; quadriparesis; hypokalemia; mosquito borne disease.

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