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Spontaneously resolving cerebellar syndrome as a sequelae of dengue viral infection: a case series from Sri Lanka
  1. Praveen N Weeratunga,
  2. H P Manjula C Caldera,
  3. I Kishara Gooneratne,
  4. Ranjanie Gamage,
  5. W Sujith P Perera,
  6. Gayan V Ranasinghe,
  7. Mahboob Niraj
  1. Institute of Neurology, National Hospital of Sri Lanka, Colombo, Sri Lanka
  1. Correspondence to Dr Inuka Kishara Gooneratne, 10/1 Borella Cross Road, Colombo 8, Sri Lanka; kishig{at}gmail.com

Abstract

Sri Lanka is hyperendemic for dengue viral infection. Dengue has a wide spectrum of neurological manifestations including previously reported Sri Lankan cases with a 6th nerve palsy and a cerebellar syndrome from a co-infection with dengue and Epstein–Barr virus. This series describes a spontaneously resolving cerebellar syndrome following a dengue viral infection. Dengue is potentially an important cause of cerebellar syndromes in countries hyperendemic for the disease; patients need further studies to identify the responsible serotypes.

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