Acute Colitis Associated With Dengue Fever in a Renal Transplant Recipient

S.B. ParkS.Y. RyuK.B. JinE.A. HwangS.Y. HanH.T. KimW.H. ChoJ.H. KwakK.S. AhnH.C. Kim
Dept. of Surgery (외과학); Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학); Kidney Institute (신장연구소)
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Transplantation Proceeding, Vol.40(7) : 2431-2432, 2008
Dengue fever is a significant health problem for international travelers to all endemic area. Dengue fever is characterized by a sudden onset of fever, headache, rash, myalgia, and joint pain. Infection with the dengue virus is detrimental to a immunosuppressed renal transplant patients. Herein we report a 29-year-old woman living-related renal transplant recipient returning from Southeast Asia with dengue fever presenting as acute colitis. The patient traveled to Southeast Asia for 1 week. She developed watery diarrhea in the second week after the onset of symptoms of dengue fever. Laboratory findings were leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, and elevated serum transaminase levels. Sigmoidoscopic features showed nonspecific acute colitis. She improved after 10 days of hospitalization with intensive supportive care and continuous tacrolimus monotherapy. Altered clinical symp- toms are manifested in immunologically naïve adults. Manifestation of unusual symptoms does not exclude dengue virus infection in renal transplant recipients.
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1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Internal Medicine (내과학)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 1. School of Medicine (의과대학) > Dept. of Surgery (외과학)
1. Journal Papers (연구논문) > 3. Research Institutues (연구소) > Kidney Institute (신장연구소)
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김형태; 조원현; 박성배; 류성열; 진규복; 황은아; 한승엽; 김현철
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