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Infect Chemother. 2005 Aug;37(4):234-236. Korean. Case Report.
Park IH , Kim YA , Shin SY , Park YS , Yoon HJ , Kim CO , Park YS , Choi JY , Huh AJ , Song YG , Kim JM .
Department of Internal Medicine, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea. mkim@yumc.yonsei.ac.kr
AIDS Research Institute, Yonsei University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
NHIC Ilsan Hospital Koyang, Korea.
Abstract

The dengue virus causes dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever. It is an arbovirus and is transmitted by mosquitoes, Aedes aegypti. Dengue fever is an acute viral illness characterized by fever, skin rash, severe headache, myalgia and arthralgia. Rabdomyolysis rarely occurs in dengue fever in contrast with other viral infections. In this case, the patient was suffering from fever and severe myalgia, especially both lower extremities, after traveling to Philippines. He was diagnosed with dengue fever complicated by rhabdomyolysis as a result of serologic test and bone scan. He completely recovered with conservative care and nutritional support. We experienced a case of dengue fever complicated by rhabdomyolysis, which was treated successfully with conservative care.

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