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Neonatal dengue: an under-diagnosed entity
  1. Bharti Yadav1,
  2. Neeraj Gupta1,
  3. Ravisekhar Gadepalli2 and
  4. Vijaya Lakshmi Nag2
  1. 1Department of Neonatology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  2. 2Department of Microbiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, Jodhpur, Rajasthan, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Neeraj Gupta; neerajpgi{at}yahoo.co.in

Abstract

Neonatal dengue is an under-diagnosed disease likely due to low index of suspicion along with its resemblance to sepsis. We hereby report two cases of neonatal dengue, highlighting the need of high degree of suspicion in infants born to febrile mothers even with maternal serology being negative. Moreover, severity of neonatal illness positively correlates with the maternal disease.

  • tropical medicine (infectious disease)
  • neonatal intensive care
  • materno-fetal medicine
  • routine care of the full-time infant

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  • Contributors BY: drafted the initial manuscripts and approved the final manuscript as submitted. NG: helped in drafting the initial manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. RG: critically reviewed the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted. VLN: reviewed the manuscript and approved the final manuscript as submitted.

  • Funding The authors have not declared a specific grant for this research from any funding agency in the public, commercial or not-for-profit sectors.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

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