Perforated gastric ulcer in severe dengue infection: A case report
Ng, C.Y.; Lee, S.L.; Foo, S.L.
Medical Journal of Malaysia 72(4): 244-245
Abdominal pain is one of the common presentations in severe dengue infection. We report a rare case of perforated gastric ulcer in a young man diagnosed with severe dengue infection and the challenges we faced in managing this patient. Perforated gastric ulcer need to be considered if there are signs of peritonitis and persistent abdominal pain that does not conform to the natural history of dengue. Proper imaging and early surgical intervention in perforated gastric ulcer is vital in preventing further complication and reducing the risk of mortality.