Atypical skin manifestations of dengue fever

  • Dhanya Soodhana Mohan
  • Kuldeep Singh
  • Yogesh N Parikh


Dengue fever is a severe flu-like illness that affects infants, children, adolescents, and adults and can have a wide variety of manifestations. Dengue fever can have varied skin manifestations including petechiae, purpura, and bleeding. We report the case of a child who presented with atypical skin manifestations to us and which was confused to be staphylococcal scalded skin syndrome initially. The manifestations later turned out to be the skin manifestations of dengue fever, and the child got better with fluid resuscitation, skin care, and supportive management. This case report draws light toward the various other dermatological manifestations of dengue fever.

Keywords: Atypical skin manifestations, Blisters, Dengue fever
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Mohan, D., Singh, K., & Parikh, Y. ( ). Atypical skin manifestations of dengue fever. Indian Journal of Child Health, 5(6), 450-452. Retrieved from
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