Korean J Med.  2017 Oct;92(5):484-487. 10.3904/kjm.2017.92.5.484.

Eight Cases of Dengue Fever in a Volunteer Group from Sri Lanka and Its Ocular Involvement

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  • 1Department of Infectious Disease, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea. 121rsy@dsmc.or.kr
  • 2Department of Ophthalmology, Keimyung University School of Medicine, Daegu, Korea.

Abstract

Dengue fever is an acute febrile disease that is caused by a mosquito-borne flavivirus. It has become a major infectious disease threat in tropical and subtropical areas. In Korea, travel-associated dengue fever is increasing. Thirty-five Koreans went to Sri Lanka to do volunteer activities. Eight of the volunteers developed fever, myalgia, and rash; they were diagnosed with dengue fever. Two patients had macular hemorrhages and edema with no ophthalmic symptoms. The maculopathy caused by the dengue fever improved without specific treatment.

Keyword

Dengue; Eye manifestations
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