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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 (2019) Concomitant dengue fever in Varicella zoster infection – A rare presentation. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 74 (4). pp. 347-348. ISSN 0300-5283

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Abstract

Varicella zoster infection is one of the self-limiting viral infections during childhood and dengue fever is an endemic infection in Malaysia, which commonly occurs in the form of nonspecific febrile illness at the initial stage. It is rare for the two viral infections to occur simultaneously. A case of dengue fever without warning sign in a five-year old girl was reported, with early symptoms of fever and vesicular rashes. She was clinically diagnosed with varicella zoster infection during the first visit. Surprisingly, she remained febrile even on day six of illness despite no new vesicular lesions on her skin. Due to suspicion of another infection, follow-up investigation was done and revealed isolated thrombocytopenia. This finding was confirmed with positive NS1Ag. A case of rare dengue fever concomitant with varicella zoster infection was reported.

Item Type: Article (Journal)
Additional Information: 6934/74001
Uncontrolled Keywords: dengue fever, n Varicella zoster infection
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine
R Medicine > RC Internal medicine
R Medicine > RL Dermatology
Kulliyyahs/Centres/Divisions/Institutes (Can select more than one option. Press CONTROL button): Kulliyyah of Medicine
Kulliyyah of Medicine > Department of Family Medicine (Effective: 1st January 2011)
Depositing User: Dr Mohd Shaiful Ehsan Shalihin
Date Deposited: 06 Sep 2019 16:05
Last Modified: 08 Nov 2019 14:25
URI: http://irep.iium.edu.my/id/eprint/74001

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