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2021 Mar 25

Clin J Gastroenterol

A case of dengue fever that should be considered as imported infectious disease with digestive symptoms.


Kinoshita K, Fukuchi S, Fukuda K, Okamoto K, Ogawa R, Matsunari O, Mizukami K, Okimoto T, Kodama M, Murakami K
Clin J Gastroenterol. 2021 Mar 25.
PMID: 33768451.


Patients with dengue fever usually present with fever and rash, but non-specific symptoms such as headache, myalgia, arthralgia, and digestive symptoms are sometimes seen. We report a case of dengue fever with digestive symptoms in a patient who traveled to Indonesia. A 35-year-old man presented with fever, diarrhea, headache, and arthralgia. He later developed generalized rash. Dengue fever was clinically suspected from the travel history and confirmed by laboratory tests. He tested positive for anti-dengue virus antibodies, so dengue fever was diagnosed. Dengue fever should be included in the differential diagnosis of patients with digestive symptoms after returning to Japan.