ECG Manifestations in Dengue Infection

Authors

  • Shandana Tarique
  • Ghulam Murtaza
  • Sadia Asif
  • Irshad Hussain Qureshi

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v19i4.528

Abstract

ABSTRACT 

OBJECTIVE

To determine the frequency of ECG changes in patients with dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever.

PLACE OF STUDY

Department of Medicine, Mayo Hospital Lahore

DURATION OF STUDY

September to November 2011

 

STUDY DESIGN

Cross sectional analytical study

PATIENTS AND METHODS

116 patients with dengue infection were enrolled in the study. Their clinical presentation and examination was duly noted. Each patient had baseline and then regular monitoring of blood counts, metabolic profile and fluid status. Patients with Dengue Hemorrhagic fever underwent radiological examination in form of chest radiograph and ultrasound abdomen. ECG was carried out in all patients.

RESULTS

Out of 116 patients, 61(52.6%) suffered from Dengue Fever and 55(47.4%) had Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever. Overall 78 patients had normal ECG. Abnormal ECG findings like tachycardia, bradycardia, supraventricular tachycardia, left bundle branch block, ST depression, poor progression of R wave were noted. There was no significant relationship of ECG  findings with the disease.

CONCLUSION

ECG changes can occur in dengue infection with or without cardiac symptoms. Commonly noted findings were ST depression and bradycardia.

KEY WORDS: Dengue fever, Dengue Hemorrhagic fever 

How to Cite

Tarique, S., Murtaza, G., Asif, S., & Qureshi, I. H. (1). ECG Manifestations in Dengue Infection. Annals of King Edward Medical University, 19(4), 282. https://doi.org/10.21649/akemu.v19i4.528

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