Femoral compressive neuropathy from iliopsoas haematoma complicating dengue hemorrhagic fever

Asian Pac J Trop Med. 2013 May 13;6(5):419-20. doi: 10.1016/S1995-7645(13)60052-8.


Dengue fever is a debilitating mosquito-borne disease caused by dengue virus. We reported a case of femoral compression neuropathy due to iliopsoas hematoma complicating dengue hemorrhagic fever. Iliopsoas muscle hematoma can cause femoral neuropathy with resultant pain and paralysis. Such manifestations are not well documented in the literature. The pathogenesis of hematoma and compressive neuropathy with its appropriate management is discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Femoral Neuropathy / virology*
  • Hematoma / virology*
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Psoas Muscles / blood supply
  • Psoas Muscles / pathology*
  • Severe Dengue / complications*