Post-dengue parkinsonism

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Abstract

Background: Dengue is a common illness in the tropics. Equally common are neurological complications that stem from dengue infection. However, to date, parkinsonism following dengue has not been reported in medical literature.Case presentation: A previously well 18-year old man developed parkinsonism, in addition to other neurological symptoms following serologically confirmed dengue fever. Alternative etiologies were excluded by way of imaging and blood investigations.Conclusions: The authors detail the first reported case of parkinsonism complicating dengue fever. Keeping rare presentations of common illnesses in mind, it behoves clinicians to consider parkinsonism as a complication following dengue infection. This would prevent injudicious treatment with L-dopa and dopamine agonists. Immunosuppression with steroids has been shown to be helpful in certain cases.

Original languageEnglish
Article number179
JournalBMC Infectious Diseases
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 18 Apr 2013

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Dengue
Parkinsonian Disorders
Dopamine Agonists
Levodopa
Infection
Immunosuppression
Steroids

Keywords

  • Dengue fever
  • Parkinsonism

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Infectious Diseases

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