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Case Reports in Infectious Diseases
Volume 2016, Article ID 7961368, 3 pages
Case Report

Two Case Reports on Thalamic and Basal Ganglia Involvement in Children with Dengue Fever

1Department of Paediatrics, Faculty of Medical Sciences, University of Sri Jayewardenepura, Sri Soratha Mawatha, 10250 Nugegoda, Sri Lanka
2Professorial Paediatric Unit, Colombo South Teaching Hospital, Kalubowila, 10350 Dehiwala, Sri Lanka

Received 17 March 2016; Revised 11 June 2016; Accepted 19 June 2016

Academic Editor: Larry M. Bush

Copyright © 2016 Guwani Liyanage et al. 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.


There have been increasing numbers of case reports of dengue infection with unusual manifestations. Such unusual manifestations including acute liver failure and encephalopathy could be manifested even in the absence of significant plasma leakage. Further, severe organ involvement including nervous system involvement indicates severe dengue infection. However, neurological manifestations of dengue fever are rare. This is the first case report of dengue infection with thalamic and basal ganglia involvement in Sri Lanka.