image of Case Report: Acute Vision Loss in a Young Returning Traveler with Dengue Fever
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645


Ocular complications are rare in patients with dengue fever, but may cause permanent loss of vision. We present the case of a 29-year-old German woman who developed severe acute vision loss because of dengue-associated maculopathy after traveling to Vietnam and Cambodia. Initially, the optical coherence tomography showed detachment of the retinal pigment epithelium, a central shift in the retinal pigmentation and intraretinal cysts. The patient was hospitalized and treated with a short course of intravenous prednisolone. Vision improved, and the patient showed full recovery at 9 months after the onset. This case highlights the importance of awareness and adequate management for ocular involvement in patients with dengue fever, including travelers.

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  • Received : 29 May 2020
  • Accepted : 09 Jul 2020
  • Published online : 08 Sep 2020
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