Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.05.023
Title: Fulminant dengue myocarditis masquerading as acute myocardial infarction
Authors: Lee, C.-H. 
Teo, C.
Low, A.F.
Keywords: Dengue
Myocardial infarction
Myocarditis
Issue Date: 2009
Source: Lee, C.-H., Teo, C., Low, A.F. (2009). Fulminant dengue myocarditis masquerading as acute myocardial infarction. International Journal of Cardiology 136 (3). ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.05.023
Abstract: Dengue fever is manifested by a sudden onset of fever http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fever, with severe headache, myalgias http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Myalgia, arthralgias http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Arthralgia and characteristic bright red petechia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Petechia. The exact incidence and pathophysiological mechanism of dengue myocarditis remain obscure, but most of these cases are self-limiting. Fatal dengue myocarditis is a very rare complication of dengue fever. The non-specific symptoms and signs of dengue myocarditis make early diagnosis difficult. A 25-year-old Indian male, suffered from fulminant dengue myocarditis, presented to a our hospital with symptoms and electrocardiographic features mimicking acute myocardial infarction. Unfortunately, the patient succumbed before the dengue serology results were available. © 2008 Elsevier Ireland Ltd. All rights reserved.
Source Title: International Journal of Cardiology
URI: http://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/26764
ISSN: 01675273
DOI: 10.1016/j.ijcard.2008.05.023
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