Dengue fever is a viral febrile illness caused by dengue virus and spread by Aedes mosquito worldwide. It usually manifests as an acute fever associated with body ache, skin rash, and thrombocytopenia. Neurological manifestations are relatively uncommon but well-known. We report a case of a 25-year-old male patient who presented to our hospital with acute febrile illness, headache, and vomiting. Extensive laboratory investigations were done and he was diagnosed with cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Dengue serology was positive. He was treated with anticoagulation and hydration with complete recovery. The treatment with anticoagulation is challenging due to accompanying thrombocytopenia. Only two previous case reports of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis with positive dengue serology have been reported in the literature.
Hameed, Sajid; Hashmat, Owais; Memon, Mubashar; and Wasay, Muhammad
"Cerebral venous sinus thrombosis with positive Dengue serology,"
Pakistan Journal of Neurological Sciences (PJNS): Vol. 14:
4, Article 4.
Available at: https://ecommons.aku.edu/pjns/vol14/iss4/4