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Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury
Acute pancreatitis and acute respiratory distress syndrome complicating dengue haemorrhagic fever
  1. Avinash Agrawal,
  2. Nirdesh Jain,
  3. Manish Gutch,
  4. Amit Shankar
  1. Department of Internal Medicine, CSM Medical University, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh, India
  1. Correspondence to Dr Avinash Agrawal, icuexpert{at}


Dengue infection is now known to present with wide spectrum of complications. Isolated cases of acute pancreatitis complicating dengue haemorrhagic fever have been reported in literature. Here the authors report a case of dengue haemorrhagic fever that develops acute pancreatitis and presented with acute onset of breathlessness, which then progressed to full-blown acute respiratory distress syndrome. To our knowledge, this is the first reported case of dengue haemorrhagic fever complicated with acute pancreatitis and acute respiratory distress syndrome.

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