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Vol. 18 - Num. 72

Clinical Reviews

Neonatal dengue: apropos a case

Luis Ernesto Balcázar Rincóna, Yunis Lourdes Ramírez Alcántarab

aProfesor asociado. Hospital General de Zona N.º 2. Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Chiapas. México .
bProfesor titular de Medicina Familiar. Unidad de Medicina Familiar N.º 13. Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social. Tuxtla Gutiérrez. Chiapas. México.

Correspondence: LE Balcázar. E-mail:

Reference of this article: Balcázar Rincón LE, Ramírez Alcántara YL. Neonatal dengue: apropos a case. Rev Pediatr Aten Primaria. 2016;18:e217-e221.

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Dengue is an infectious disease transmitted by the Aedes aegypti mosquito, and represents a public health problem in México; vertical transmission is rare and may occur at any stage of pregnancy so the diagnosis should be considered in children of mothers with suggestive picture of dengue.

Here we describe the case of a newborn who has compatible clinical findings with neonatal dengue, confirming the vertical transmission with NS1 antigen detection. Likewise, a brief review based on the cases reported in the scientific literature is made.


Dengue Infant, newborn NS1 antigen Vertical transmission



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