Ashutosh Kashyap, Laxmi Raj Bhatta, Bhuwan Bhatta, Prakash Nepali, Pratigya Gyawali, Ashik Rajak, Sarita Dhakal

Dengue fever complicated with ST elevation myocardial infarction with atypical features: A case report

  • General Medicine

Dengue fever is an arboviral infection whose presentation ranges from a mild febrile illness to a multisystem complicated syndrome. We report a case of 58-year-old female presenting with fever, myalgia, arthralgia, and vomiting who was found to be infected with dengue and had electrocardiography changes revealing ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction, a rare manifestation in dengue. Dengue fever can affect the cardiovascular system leading to conduction abnormalities, hypotension, arrhythmias, myocarditis, cardiomyopathy, and occasionally myocardial infarction, which has been reported in only a few case reports prior to this. The differentiation between myocarditis and myocardial infarction is essential for which echocardiography and coronary angiography can be helpful. It is essential to keep an eye on the cardiovascular complications in a dengue patient as the presentation can be quite subtle with devastating consequences.

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