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Congenital Dengue and Myocarditis: A Case Report and Systematic Review of Literature

Sharma, Richa DCH; Parwal, Natwar DCH; Kumar, Nirmal MD; Puliyel, Jacob M. MD

Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice: May 2012 - Volume 20 - Issue 3 - p 180–181
doi: 10.1097/IPC.0b013e3182424320
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We report a newborn with congenital dengue infection and cardiomyopathy. Congenital dengue is known to occur owing to vertical transmission of the virus from an infected mother to her baby through the placenta. Dengue-related cardiomyopathy has been reported previously. This is arguably the first time cardiomyopathy is being reported in the context of congenital dengue. A systematic review of literature on congenital dengue as cited in Pubmed is also presented.

From the Department of Pediatrics, St Stephen’s Hospital, Tis Hazari, New Delhi, India.

Correspondence to: Richa Sharma, DCH, St Stephen’s Hospital, Tis Hazari, Delhi 110054, India. E-mail:

The authors have no funding or conflicts of interest to disclose.

© 2012 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.