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1. Neurological symptoms can be caused by compressive hematoma in case of hemorrhagic dengue fever.
2.Differential diagnosis & management of compressive neuropathy in hemorrhagic dengue fever
Case Report | Volume 3 | Issue 2 | JOCR April – June 2013 | Page 25-28 | Mehtani AK, Jha A, Kataria H, Jangira V, Shukla A
Authors: Anil K Mehtani, Ashutosh Jha, Himanshu Kataria, Vivek Jangira, Ajay Shukla
 Dept of Orthopaedics Lady Harding Medical College and Smt Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, New Delhi, India.
Dept of Orthopaedics, Dr RML Hospital New Delhi, India.
Address of Correspondence:
Dr. Ashutosh Jha : Dept of Orthopaedics Lady Harding Medical College and Smt Sucheta Kriplani Hospital, New Delhi, India.
Introduction: Dengue haemorrhagic fever is known for its haemorrhagic and neurologic complications. Neurologic complications are caused by three mechanism namely neurotropism, systemic complications causing encephalopathy and postinfectious immune-mediated mechanisms. However acute compressive neuropathy due to haemorrhage is not frequent and we could find no literature describing this
Case Report: We report a case of acute compressive ulnar neuropathy due to peri neural hematoma, following an attempt at intravenous cannulation in the cubital fossa in a patient of dengue haemorrhagic fever with thrombocytopenia. Immediate fasciotomy and removal of haematoma was performed to relieve the symptoms.
Conclusion: Compression neuropathies can be seen in dengue hemorrhagic fever and removal of compressing hematoma relieves symptoms.
Keywords: Dengue haemmorrhagic fever; coagulopathy; peri neural haematoma.
How to Cite This Article: Mehtani AK, Jha A, Kataria H, Jangira V, Shukla A. Acute compressive ulnar neuropathy in a patient of dengue fever: An unusual presentation. Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports 2013 April-June;3(2):25-28. Available from: https://www.jocr.co.in/wp/2013/04/13/2250-0685-097-fulltext/
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