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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2016, Article ID 5627217, 2 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2016/5627217
Case Report

Fatal Dengue Myocarditis despite the Use of Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation

1Department of Internal Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Liouying, Tainan, Taiwan
2Department of Intensive Care Medicine, Chi Mei Medical Center, Tainan, Taiwan
3Department of Medicine, School of Medicine, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taipei, Taiwan

Received 9 July 2016; Revised 26 October 2016; Accepted 15 November 2016

Academic Editor: Gernot Walder

Copyright © 2016 Yee-Huang Ku and Wen-Liang Yu. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Dengue is an important mosquitoes-borne viral disease which is endemic in tropics and subtropics region. Rapid spreading of disease to previously unaffected region was found in recent years. Atypical manifestations, such as myocarditis, were reported during large outbreak. There is a wide range of clinical manifestations of cardiac involvement in dengue, but rarely fatal. Here we reported a case of fulminant dengue myocarditis in fatal outcome despite cardiac mechanical support.