It is a fact, that there is no definite criterion for dengue encephalitis. Initially, dengue encephalopathy should be discarded for a correct diagnosis of encephalitis. Cerebral anoxia, edema and/or toxicity secondary to liver failure and electrolyte dysfunction are determinants of dengue encephalopathy and should be excluded [
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Published online: April 25, 2011
Accepted: April 4, 2011
Received in revised form: April 2, 2011
Received: March 28, 2011
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