Jaspreet Kaur1, Jasmine Singh2, Yuvraj Singh Cheema1

1Department of General Medicine, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India
2Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College and Hospital, Chandigarh, India

Keywords: Acute abdomen, dengue fever, expanded dengue syndrome, spontaneous bacterial peritonitis, vector‑borne disease


Abdominal pain is a usual presentation in dengue virus infection. The commonly reported causes of abdominal pain in dengue fever are pancreatitis, peptic ulcer disease, hepatitis, and acalculous cholecystitis. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis (SBP) is a very unusual and rarely reported cause. The etiology of the acute abdomen along with nonresolving fever in dengue infection should be carefully diagnosed and managed accordingly. We report the case of a young female with no previous comorbidities who presented with complaints of fever and abdominal pain. On detailed investigations, she was diagnosed suffering from SBP, a rare type of expanded dengue syndrome.

How to cite this article: Kaur J, Singh J, Cheema YS. Spontaneous bacterial peritonitis: A rare manifestation of expanded dengue syndrome. Turk J Emerg Med 2023;23:188-90.

Author Contributions

JK, TG: Case presentation, data collection, investigations, and writing of the original draft.
JS: Literature review, writing of original draft including conclusion, and references.
YS: Intellectual content, literature search, manuscript final editing, and review.

Conflict of Interest

None Declared.

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