Dengue fever, also known as breakbone fever, is an acute febrile infectious disease caused by the Dengue virus belonging to the arbovirus group. We report on a patient who presented with altered sensorium, giddiness, and repeated falls after discharge from the hospital following dengue fever. The patient had hypotension on admission and hyponatremia in his initial biochemistry screen.
Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
Following postdengue illness, hypopituitarism is a possibility.
Santosh V, Menaka R, PadmaKumar AV, Bhattacharyya A. Postdengue weakness and altered sensorium. Int J Endocriol Metab.2010;8(4):215-7.
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