Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology (English Edition) Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology (English Edition)
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 2017;83:605 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjorl.2017.02.006
Letter to the Editor
Oral manifestations of dengue viral infection
Manifestações orais da infecção viral por dengue
Beuy Jooba,, , Viroj Wiwanitkitb
a Sanitation 1 Medical Academic Center, Bangkok, Thailand
b Joseph Ayobabalola University, Ikeji-Arakeji, Nigeria
Dear Editor,

The recent report on “Oral manifestations of dengue viral infection” is very interesting.1 Fernandes et al. noted on “uncommon oral manifestations” in dengue.1 In fact, dengue is a highly endemic infection in many tropical countries. In tropical Southeast Asia, this infection is very common. I would like to share the experience from Thailand, a Country with extremely high prevalence on dengue. The oral manifestation of dengue is very common but it is usually mild and can be misdiagnosed by other tropical oro-dental problem.2,3 Oro-dental bleeding is a common bleeding presentation in dengue but it is usually not investigated and recorded.2 It should be noted that oral manifestation in dengue is not uncommon but usually forgotten by the general practitioner.

Conflicts of interest

The authors declare no conflicts of interest.

References
1
C.I. Fernandes,L.E. Perez,D.E. Perez
Uncommon oral manifestations of dengue viral infection
Braz J Otorhinolaryngol, (2016), http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjorl.2016.10.001
2
V. Wiwanitkit
Bleeding and other presentations in Thai patients with dengue infection
Clin Appl Thromb Hemost, 10 (2004), pp. 397-398
3
V. Wiwanitkit
Dengue fever: diagnosis and treatment
Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther, 8 (2010), pp. 841-845 http://dx.doi.org/10.1586/eri.10.53

Please cite this article as: Joob B, Wiwanitkit V. Oral manifestations of dengue viral infection. Braz J Otorhinolaryngol. 2017;83:605.

Corresponding author. (Beuy Joob beuyjoob@hotmail.com)
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Braz J Otorhinolaryngol 2017;83:605 DOI: 10.1016/j.bjorl.2017.02.006