Paediatrics and Child Health
Acute necrotizing encephalopathy of childhood (ANEC) is a rare condition mainly affecting children with a distinct clinico-radiologic pattern. Initially thought to be secondary to respiratory viral infections, there have been more insights to the pathogenesis of ANEC including genetics. We present a case of a girl who developed this condition with classical clinico-radiologic findings of ANEC secondary to severe dengue infection and could not survive. We report this case with the aim to raise awareness about this fatal complication of dengue infection as dengue has become a global health-care problem.
Publication ( Name of Journal)
Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences
Jafri, S. K.,
Jamil, M. T.
(2017). Acute necrotizing encephalopathy of childhood secondary to dengue infection: A case report from Pakistan. Journal of Pediatric Neurosciences, 12(2), 165-167.
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