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 language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Southeast Asian Journal of Tropical Medicine and Public Health|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
- Infectious Diseases