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Acute pancreatitis complicating dengue fever - a case report

Authors:

Shaila Rahman ,

Shahabuddin Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka, BD
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Department of Medicine
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Amit Wazib,

Shahabuddin Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka, BD
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Department of Medicine
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Tamanna Bahar,

National Institute of Cancer Research and Hospital, Dhaka, BD
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Department of Haematology
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Sakib Irteeja

Shahabuddin Medical College & Hospital, Dhaka, BD
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Abstract

Dengue is a common arboviral infection in South-East Asia. It has various atypical manifestations; acute pancreatitis is one of them. Though the exact pathogenesis is not known, many mechanisms have been postulated. We present a case of a 32-year-old lady who presented with fever, upper abdominal pain and vomiting. She was subsequently diagnosed to have acute pancreatitis (AP) due to dengue fever (DF). She was treated conservatively for dengue fever and recovered completely. In DHF abdominal pain is an alarming feature. Though less common, AP should be kept in mind as a cause of acute abdominal pain in dengue.
How to Cite: Rahman, S., Wazib, A., Bahar, T. and Irteeja, S., 2020. Acute pancreatitis complicating dengue fever - a case report. Sri Lanka Journal of Medicine, 29(1), pp.39–42. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/sljm.v29i1.177
Published on 18 Jun 2020.
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