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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 278-279

Hypokalemic quadriparesis in dengue

1 Department of Medicine, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of ENT, Seth GS Medical College, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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Vikas Mishra
Department of Medicine, Bombay Hospital Institute of Medical Sciences and Research, Mumbai - 400 020, Maharashtra
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2249-4863.154676

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Dengue infection is the leading cause of illness and death in tropical and subtropical regions of the world. The common complications associated with dengue fever are usual hematological abnormalities, shock, and organ failure. The neurological complications of dengue are uncommon. However, evidence of dengue virus neurotropism and complications has been slowly but surely rising as seen from increased literature on this subject over the last decade. We report an uncommon case of hypokalemic quadriparesis with dengue that had a favorable outcome.

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