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. 2013; 4(2): 159-161

Acute myocardial infarction being the presentation of dengue myocarditis

Soumya Patra, Gaurav Bhardwaj, Jayadevappa Suranagi Manohar, Kikkeri Hemannasetty Srinivasa, Jayashree Kharge, Cholenahally N. Manjunath.

Dengue fever is one of the most common vector-borne viral infections in tropical countries. Myocarditis
is an uncommon complication of severe dengue fever. Sometimes, dengue myocarditis masquerades as
acute myocardial infarction. We report here a case of a 22-year-old female, who presented with acute
chest pain five days after the onset of a febrile episode. Initially she was diagnosed as acute myocardial
infarction depending on the biochemical and echocardiography evidence. However, later investigation
confirmed she was suffering from myocarditis due to dengue fever, which mimicked acute myocardial
infarction. A Medline search revealed only few other reported cases of dengue myocarditis that
mimicked of acute myocardial infarction.

Key words: Acute myocardial infarction Dengue fever Myocarditis

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