Acute gastrointestinal involvement in dengue disease by serotype 4: A case report and literature review

Translated title of the contribution: Acute gastrointestinal involvement in dengue disease by serotype 4: A case report and literature review

Johan Marín, Stalin Vilcarromero, Brett M. Forshey, Juan C. Celis-Salinas, Cesar Ramal-Asayag, Amy C. Morrison, Alberto Laguna-Torres, Martín Casapía, Eric S. Halsey

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Abstract

Dengue fever is the world's most important arboviral disease, presenting a wide clinical spectrum. We report for the first time in Peru, a case caused by dengue virus serotype 4 with significant gastrointestinal involvement (acute acalculous cholecystitis and acute hepatitis). In addition we carried out a review of the literature atypical presentation illustrating the importance of the characteristics of abdominal pain (right upper quadrant); presence of Murphy's sign, ultrasound, and liver enzymes levels, for appropriate diagnosis and clinical management.

Translated title of the contributionAcute gastrointestinal involvement in dengue disease by serotype 4: A case report and literature review
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)541-547
Number of pages7
JournalRevista Chilena de Infectologia
Volume30
Issue number5
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Acute acalculous cholecystitis
  • Acute hepatitis
  • Dengue
  • Dengue virus serotype 4

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