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Concomitant dengue fever in varicella zoster infection - a rare presentation

Shalihin, Mohd Shaiful Ehsan and Ahmad Radzi, Mohd. Ashrafuddin and Osman, Iskandar Firzada (2018) Concomitant dengue fever in varicella zoster infection - a rare presentation. In: 21st Family Medicine Scientific Conference 2018, 2nd-4th August 2018, Ipoh, Perak. (Unpublished)

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Abstract

Fever and rashes are among the common symptoms in primary care. The characters of the fever and onset of rashes would be the important clues in making a diagnosis [1].  Varicella Zoster virus infection in children is generally a mild disease in which they tend to be afebrile within few days of illness. Therefore, other concomitant illness need to be rule out if the fever is persistent [1].  Dengue Fever (DF) can be asymptomatic but typically presented with mild febrile illness and other broad range of manifestations. Without proper monitoring and adequate hydration, patient may end up in life threatening shock.  DF is a public concern and the responsibility of early detection falls on Primary Care Providers (PCP). A high index of suspicion is really needed even in a patient who had been diagnosed with other type of infectious disease earlier as in our case.  We would like to report a case of a rare presentation of concomitant Dengue Fever without warning sign of a pre-school children with a background of Varicella Zoster infection who initially presented to us with fever and vesicular rashes.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Additional Information: 6934/65389
Uncontrolled Keywords: Concomitant dengue fever, varicella zoster infection
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RB Pathology
R Medicine > RM Therapeutics. Pharmacology
R Medicine > RS Pharmacy and materia medica
R Medicine > RZ Other systems of medicine
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes: Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Shaiful Ehsan Shalihin
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2018 12:24
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2018 12:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/65389

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