Which imaging studies are used in the evaluation of suspected dengue?

Updated: May 03, 2019
  • Author: Darvin Scott Smith, MD, MSc, DTM&H; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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Imaging studies include the following:

  • Chest radiography
  • Head computed tomography (CT) scanning without contrast: To detect intracranial bleeding or cerebral edema due to severe dengue
  • Ultrasonography: To detect fluid in the chest and abdominal cavities, pericardial effusion, and a thickened gallbladder wall in patients with severe dengue

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