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Research Article

Challenges in Dengue Fever in the Elderly: Atypical Presentation and Risk of Severe Dengue and Hospita-Acquired Infection

  • Emily K. Rowe mail,

    Emily_Rowe@ttsh.com.sg

    Affiliations: Department of Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Communicable Disease Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Singapore

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  • Yee-Sin Leo,

    Affiliations: Department of Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Communicable Disease Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Singapore

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  • Joshua G. X. Wong,

    Affiliation: Communicable Disease Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Singapore

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  • Tun-Linn Thein,

    Affiliation: Communicable Disease Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Singapore

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  • Victor C. Gan,

    Affiliation: Communicable Disease Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Singapore

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  • Linda K. Lee,

    Affiliation: Communicable Disease Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Singapore

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  • David C. Lye

    Affiliations: Department of Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore, Communicable Disease Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Singapore, Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

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  • Published: April 03, 2014
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pntd.0002777

About the Authors

Emily K. Rowe, Yee-Sin Leo, David C. Lye
Department of Infectious Diseases, Tan Tock Seng Hospital, Singapore
Emily K. Rowe, Yee-Sin Leo, Joshua G. X. Wong, Tun-Linn Thein, Victor C. Gan, Linda K. Lee, David C. Lye
Communicable Disease Centre, Institute of Infectious Diseases and Epidemiology, Singapore
David C. Lye
Yong Loo Lin School of Medicine, National University of Singapore, Singapore

Corresponding Author

Email: Emily_Rowe@ttsh.com.sg

Competing Interests

YSL is a scientific advisor to Sanofi-Pasteur for a dengue vaccine trial. This does not alter our adherence to all PLOS policies on sharing data and materials.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: EKR YSL JGXW TLT VCG LKL DCL. Performed the experiments: EKR YSL JGXW TLT VCG LKL DCL. Analyzed the data: JGXW DCL. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: EKR YSL JGXW TLT VCG LKL DCL. Wrote the paper: EKR.