Dengue fever presenting as acute pancreatitis

Seetharam, Prasad and Rodrigues, Gabriel (2010) Dengue fever presenting as acute pancreatitis. The Eurasian Journal of Medicine, 42. pp. 151-152. ISSN 1308-8734

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A 56-year-old non-alcoholic male was admitted with complaints of severe abdominal pain and was diagnosed with acute pancreatitis after blood investigations and a computed tomography scan of the abdomen. He developed a high-grade fever on the third day of admission, and serology tested positive for dengue. Treatment for dengue was instituted, leading to a good response and complete resolution of pancreatitis. The patient has been doing well and has had no recurrence of pancreatitis at the end of one year of follow-up.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Amylase; dengue fever; pancreatitis.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Surgery
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 13 Jun 2015 04:46
Last Modified: 13 Jun 2015 04:46

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