International Journal of Cardiovascular ResearchISSN: 2324-8602

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Case Report, Int J Cardiovasc Res Vol: 5 Issue: 3

First Reported Case of an Adult with Dengue Fever and Asystole

Andrew Kei-Yan NG1*, Kelvin Kai-Wang TO2 and Ivan Fan-Ngai HUNG3
1Cardiac Medical Unit, Grantham Hospital, Hong Kong
2Department of Microbiology, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
3Department of Medicine, The University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong
Corresponding author : Dr. Andrew Kei-Yan NG
Cardiac Medical Unit, Grantham Hospital, 125 Wong Chuk Hand Road, Hong Kong,
Tel: (852) 25182619
Received: February 09, 2016 Accepted: April 13, 2016 Published: April 18, 2016
Citation: Andrew Kei-Yan NG, Kelvin Kai-Wang TO, Ivan Fan-Ngai HUNG (2016) First Reported Case of an Adult with Dengue Fever and Asystole. Int J Cardiovasc Res 5:3. doi:10.4172/2324-8602.1000263


First Reported Case of an Adult with Dengue Fever and Asystole

A 55 year-old man was admitted to the Queen Mary Hospital in Hong Kong in 2013 for acute onset of seizure and bradycardia. He was a visitor from the Netherlands with a history of wellcontrolled asthma. He first travelled to Hong Kong then Bangkok and Sanmui in Thailand 2 weeks prior to admission. During his stay in Sanmui he was stung by a jellyfish, and noted swelling over all limbs and generalised erythematous rash. He also had some mosquito bites. While he was still in Thailand, he developed high fever (up to 39°C), chills & rigors 5 days before admission. It was associated with loose stools, nausea without vomiting.

Keywords: Dengue fever; Asystole; Seizure

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