Internal Medicine
Online ISSN : 1349-7235
Print ISSN : 0918-2918
ISSN-L : 0918-2918
CASE REPORTS
Dengue Hemorrhagic Shock and Disseminated Candidiasis
Satoshi SuzukiTakatoshi KitazawaYasuo OtaShu OkugawaKunihisa TsukadaYoko NukuiShuji HatakeyamaDaisuke YamaguchiShinji MatsuseTakeshi IshiiTakehiro MatsubaraChisako YamauchiSatoshi OtaNaoki YahagiMasashi FukayamaKazuhiko Koike
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2007 Volume 46 Issue 13 Pages 1043-1046

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Dengue fever, one of the common endemic viral fevers, often presents with fever, rash, and mild liver dysfunction. However, plasma leakage induced by dengue virus infection can lead to dengue hemorrhagic fever and dengue shock syndrome, and it can cause severe complications including liver failure and encephalopathy. Infection of dengue virus with other pathogens is an unusual but serious complication. We report a case of dengue shock syndrome with liver failure and impaired consciousness. The patient developed a disseminated Candida tropicalis infection, which may have been due to translocation of the fungus from the intestine damaged by the dengue virus.

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