Dengue fever as a cause of perimyocarditis and low-pressure cardiac tamponade
Baylor University Medical Center Proceedings
© 2018, Copyright © 2018 Baylor University Medical Center. We describe a case of dengue shock syndrome, perimyocarditis, and low-pressure cardiac tamponade following a trip to the Caribbean. The case was managed in the critical care unit and 6 weeks after discharge the patient was asymptomatic with a normal ejection fraction. Dengue fever presenting as cardiac tamponade is exceedingly rare and emphasizes the importance of taking a thorough travel history as well as being aware of atypical manifestations of rare diseases to make a correct diagnosis.
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