Infect Chemother.  2012 Dec;44(6):504-507. 10.3947/ic.2012.44.6.504.

A Case of Dengue Fever with Maculopathy

  • 1Department of Internal Medicine, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, Hanyang University College of Medicine, Seoul, Korea.


Dengue fever is transmitted principally by Aedes aegypti, which is not infested in Korea. Therefore, all Korean patients with dengue fever are imported cases from endemic areas such as Southeast Asia. Although disease manifestation and complication of dengue fever are various, ocular involvement is rare. We encountered a patient infected with dengue virus, imported from the Philippines. After defervescence from dengue fever, he complained of blurred vision. Blot hemorrhage with retinal infiltration in the macular area was observed in both eyes. Maculopathy by dengue fever was treated with systemic and intraocular glucocorticoid for two weeks; his ocular condition then showed improvement.


Dengue fever; Maculopathy
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