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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 6  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 3-4

Paralytic squint in dengue fever- a report of three cases: Further reports of a rare, once before reported phenomenon of abducens palsy in dengue


Department of General Medicine, University Medical Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka

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Mitrakrishnan Shivanthan
Department of General Medicine, University Medical Unit, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo
Sri Lanka
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DOI: 10.4103/1755-6783.115165

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With dengue becoming endemic, more complications are being recognized including a variety of neurological complications such as mononeuropathies. Abducens palsy causing paralytic squint has been reported only once previously in medical literature. Demyelinating infective and immune-mediated mechanisms are believed to be the pathogenesis behind mononeuropathies. Neither an effective vaccine against dengue nor proven treatment for dengue neuropathy is currently available. Further studies are needed to elucidate the exact mechanism and develop effective treatment for dengue neuropathy.


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