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The re-emergence of dengue virus in non-endemic countries: a case series.
BMC Res Notes. 2014 Sep 03; 7:596.BR

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Dengue has been designated a major international public health problem by the World Health Organization. It is endemic in most tropical and sub-tropical countries, which are also popular tourist destinations. Travelers are at significant risk of acquiring the disease and also contribute to its spread to non-endemic countries where the vector is present. Children represent a particular susceptible category, since they have a higher risk than adults of developing severe dengue.

CASE PRESENTATION

We describe 3 cases of imported dengue fever in Italy in three children (two born in the Philippines and one of Bangladeshi ethnicity) who acquired dengue fever during a recent travel to Southeast Asia, initially not-recognized because of the low index of suspicion of physicians not working in dengue endemic areas. Clinical presentations, differential diagnosis and management of these children are presented and discussed.

CONCLUSIONS

Due to global urbanization and increased air travel, it is nowadays important that physicians who practice outside of traditionally dengue endemic areas are adept at the recognition of potentially fatal reemerging infectious diseases such as dengue.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Pediatric Infectious Diseases Unit, Department of Pediatrics, Catholic University A, Gemelli Hospital, L,go A, Gemelli 8, 00168 Rome, Italy. danilobuonsenso@gmail.com.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

25186647

Citation

Buonsenso, Danilo, et al. "The Re-emergence of Dengue Virus in Non-endemic Countries: a Case Series." BMC Research Notes, vol. 7, 2014, p. 596.
Buonsenso D, Barone G, Onesimo R, et al. The re-emergence of dengue virus in non-endemic countries: a case series. BMC Res Notes. 2014;7:596.
Buonsenso, D., Barone, G., Onesimo, R., Calzedda, R., Chiaretti, A., & Valentini, P. (2014). The re-emergence of dengue virus in non-endemic countries: a case series. BMC Research Notes, 7, 596. https://doi.org/10.1186/1756-0500-7-596
Buonsenso D, et al. The Re-emergence of Dengue Virus in Non-endemic Countries: a Case Series. BMC Res Notes. 2014 Sep 3;7:596. PubMed PMID: 25186647.
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TY - JOUR T1 - The re-emergence of dengue virus in non-endemic countries: a case series. AU - Buonsenso,Danilo, AU - Barone,Giovanni, AU - Onesimo,Roberta, AU - Calzedda,Roberta, AU - Chiaretti,Antonio, AU - Valentini,Piero, Y1 - 2014/09/03/ PY - 2013/10/16/received PY - 2014/08/22/accepted PY - 2014/9/5/entrez PY - 2014/9/5/pubmed PY - 2015/6/11/medline SP - 596 EP - 596 JF - BMC research notes JO - BMC Res Notes VL - 7 N2 - BACKGROUND: Dengue has been designated a major international public health problem by the World Health Organization. It is endemic in most tropical and sub-tropical countries, which are also popular tourist destinations. Travelers are at significant risk of acquiring the disease and also contribute to its spread to non-endemic countries where the vector is present. Children represent a particular susceptible category, since they have a higher risk than adults of developing severe dengue. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe 3 cases of imported dengue fever in Italy in three children (two born in the Philippines and one of Bangladeshi ethnicity) who acquired dengue fever during a recent travel to Southeast Asia, initially not-recognized because of the low index of suspicion of physicians not working in dengue endemic areas. Clinical presentations, differential diagnosis and management of these children are presented and discussed. CONCLUSIONS: Due to global urbanization and increased air travel, it is nowadays important that physicians who practice outside of traditionally dengue endemic areas are adept at the recognition of potentially fatal reemerging infectious diseases such as dengue. SN - 1756-0500 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/25186647/The_re_emergence_of_dengue_virus_in_non_endemic_countries:_a_case_series_ L2 - https://bmcresnotes.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1756-0500-7-596 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -