An Unusual Case of Dengue Fever with Necrotising Pneumonia SD01-SD03
Postgraduate, Department of Paediatrics, Saveetha Medical College, Chennai,
Tamil Nadu, India.
Concurrent bacteremia in patients with dengue fever is rarely reported. Two and a half-year-old female child with fever, cough and cold for six days presented to Emergency Room (ER) with tachypnea, tachycardia and hepatomegaly. Investigations revealed dengue fever. Respiratory symptoms probed us to investigate the case further. High-Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) thorax showed moderate pleural effusion with collapse consolidation of left lung and a thin walled cavity with septations and fluid in left upper lobe. Child was treated with injection meropenem and vancomycin successfully.