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Dengue can cause neurologic complications in addition to the more common manifestations of plasma leakage and coagulopathy. Posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome has rarely been described in dengue, although the pathophysiology of endothelial dysfunction likely underlies both. We describe a case of dengue-associated posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome and discuss diagnosis and management.

Original publication

DOI

10.3201/eid2402.171634

Type

Journal article

Journal

Emerg Infect Dis

Publication Date

02/2018

Volume

24

Pages

402 - 404

Keywords

ADEM, PRES, Vietnam, acute demyelinating encephalomyelitis, dengue, encephalopathy, endothelial dysfunction, meningitis/encephalitis, neurologic, posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome, viruses, Dengue, Female, Humans, Methylprednisolone, Middle Aged, Posterior Leukoencephalopathy Syndrome, Vietnam