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A case series of dengue fever with altered consciousness and electroencephalogram changes in Sri Lanka.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  18617208     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe six serology-positive dengue patients presenting sporadically over 8 years, who lapsed into coma and showed generalized irregular slow waves in consecutive electroencephalograms (EEG) in the absence of any structural brain damage. The mean age was 41 years (range 16-65). All had fever, headache and vomiting for 3 days (range 2-4) on admission and developed coma after 24 h. Five patients developed generalized convulsions and two showed generalized paroxysmal spike-wave discharges in the EEG. All regained normal consciousness within 36 h. In two patients, slow waves in the EEG persisted for 6 and 18 months.
S A M Kularatne; M M K Pathirage; S Gunasena
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2008-07-09
Journal Detail:
Title:  Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene     Volume:  102     ISSN:  1878-3503     ISO Abbreviation:  Trans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg.     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-09-08     Completed Date:  2008-12-05     Revised Date:  2009-07-13    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7506129     Medline TA:  Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1053-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya University, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.
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MeSH Terms
Coma / etiology*,  physiopathology
Dengue / complications*,  physiopathology
Fever / etiology
Headache / etiology
Middle Aged
Sri Lanka
Vomiting / etiology
Comment In:
Trans R Soc Trop Med Hyg. 2009 Jun;103(6):642-3   [PMID:  19187946 ]

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