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Journal of Tropical Medicine
Volume 2012, Article ID 917947, 5 pages
Clinical Study

Peritoneal Dialysis in Dengue Shock Syndrome May Be Detrimental

Department of Anesthesiology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya 20400, Sri Lanka

Received 7 October 2011; Revised 8 January 2012; Accepted 9 January 2012

Academic Editor: Marcel Tanner

Copyright © 2012 Chulananda D. A. Goonasekera 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.


Dengue shock syndrome is the most severe form of Dengue that can be fatal. Nonresponders to standard therapy need intensive care. This paper outlines the clinical features, complications, and outcomes of Dengue Shock Syndrome not responding to standard therapies and needing supportive care in a tertiary referral intensive care unit of a developing country. Nearly one-third die within 3 days of admission to ICU. Peritoneal dialysis predicts the worst outcomes.