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Brazilian Journal of Infectious Diseases
On-line version ISSN 1678-4391
SOUZA, Luiz José de et al. Hemorrhagic encephalopathy in dengue shock syndrome: a case report. Braz J Infect Dis [online]. 2005, vol.9, n.3, pp. 257-261. ISSN 1678-4391. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-86702005000300009.
Dengue fever is the most important arboviral infection in the world, with an estimated 100 million cases per year and 2.5 billion people at risk. Encephalopathy is a rare complication of dengue virus infection and may occur as a consequence of intracranial hemorrhage, cerebral edema, hyponatremia, cerebral anoxia, fulminant hepatic failure with portosystemic encephalopathy, microcapillary hemorrhage or release of toxic products. We report a rare case of hemorrhagic encephalopathy in dengue shock syndrome caused by type 3 dengue virus.
Keywords : Dengue fever; encephalopathy; cerebral hemorrhage.