Pleural Effusion in Dengue Fever: A Case Report

Asian Journal of Pharmaceutical and Health Sciences,2014,4,1,893-894.
Published:February 2014
Type:Case Report
Author(s) affiliations:

Rudrajit Paul*, Abhirup Sinha

1Assistant Professor, 2Resident

Department of Medicine, Medical College Kolkata, 88, College Street, Kolkata-700 073, West Bengal, India.


Dengue fever is known to cause a lot of respiratory problems. We here report a case of dengue fever with right sided pleural effusion. The fluid was exudative in nature. The patient responded to conservative management and the effusion resolved on its own. Relevant literature is also reviewed.

Figure showing the right sided pleural effusion in our patient