Diaphragmatic Paralysis

A Rare Consequence of Dengue Fever

Eranda C Ratnayake; Chrishan Shivanthan; Bandula C Wijesiriwardena


BMC Infect Dis. 2012;12(46) 

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With dengue fever reaching and exceeding epidemic proportions in countries like Sri Lanka, more unusual complications of this very common disease are to be expected. In such light isolated phrenic nerve palsy causing diaphragmatic paralysis should be considered a recognized complication of this usually self limiting disease.