Evaluation of predictors for severity of dengue fever at the beginning of the disease

Rakhshinda Jabeen*, Aftab Ahmed Siddiqui, Asif Qureshi

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Abstract

Objective: To evaluate the predictors of severity of dengue at the beginning of the disease Study Design: Prospective and Observational study Place and Duration of study: This study was conducted at Shan General Hospital and Trauma and General Hospital from July 2010 to 1st October 2011. Patients and Methods: The study was conducted on all patients who were admitted and confirmed to have dengue fever after positive serology on day VI. There was pre-assigned protocol and every predictive marker was given one point. Results: Patients who had ≥ 4 points at the time of presentation had more severe illness and developed more severe complications rather than those who had ≤ 2 points. Conclusion: Dengue fever is becoming a major health problem. Predictive markers for severity of illness may help in detection of complication and its management.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-5
Number of pages4
JournalMedical Forum Monthly
Volume26
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - Jul 1 2015

Keywords

  • Dengue fever
  • Dengue hemorrhagic fever
  • Dengue shock syndrome
  • Predictive markers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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