Cardiac involvement in dengue virus infections during the 2004/2005 dengue fever season in Sri Lanka

Dominic Wichmann, Senanayake Kularatne, Stephan Ehrhardt, Sriyal Wijesinghe, Norbert W. Brattig, Walter Abel, Gerd D. Burchard

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Abstract

Sri Lanka experienced a dramatic increase in dengue cases (15,400) in the 2004 - 2005 season. We carried out a prospective study to investigate cardiac involvement in dengue virus infected patients during the 2004 - 2005 season in Peradeniya, Central Province, Sri Lanka. Cardiac involvement was defined as elevated levels of myoglobin, creatine kinase-muscle brain-type, N-terminal pro-brain natriuretic peptide, heart-type fatty acid-binding protein and troponin T. Twenty-five percent of dengue virus infected patients had one or more of the above tests with abnormal results.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)727-730
Number of pages4
JournalSoutheast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health
Volume40
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2009
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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