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Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases

Print version ISSN 1413-8670On-line version ISSN 1678-4391

Abstract

VELOSO, Henrique Horta et al. Acute atrial fibrillation during dengue hemorrhagic fever. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2003, vol.7, n.6, pp.418-422. ISSN 1413-8670.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702003000600010.

Dengue fever is a viral infection transmitted by the mosquito, Aedes aegypti. Cardiac rhythm disorders, such as atrioventricular blocks and ventricular ectopic beats, appear during infection and are attributed to viral myocarditis. However, supraventricular arrhythmias have not been reported. We present a case of acute atrial fibrillation, with a rapid ventricular rate, successfully treated with intravenous amiodarone, in a 62-year-old man with dengue hemorrhagic fever, who had no structural heart disease.

Keywords : Atrial fibrilation; dengue; arrhythmia.

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