Clinico-laboratory profile of dengue fever in children


  • Gowhar Wani Department of Pediatrics, GMSH-16 Chandigarh, Punjab, India
  • Ayesha Imran Department of Pediatrics, GDMC Dehradun, Uttarakhand, India



Dengue, Thrombocytopenia, Warning signs


Background: Dengue is rising globally. It presents with varied clinical manifestations. This study was done to describe the salient clinical as well as laboratory findings of serologically confirmed cases of dengue fever.

Methods: This was a prospective study conducted at Government Multispeciality Hospital-16 Chandigarh from July 2017 to December 2017. All children below 17 years of age that had clinical features of dengue and who were antigen or antibody positive were included in this study.

Results: Age group most commonly affected was 5-10 years with maximum number of dengue cases with warning signs(72.94%). Fever was present in all cases followed by headache(89.41%) and myalgia(78.82%). Thrombocytopenia was the commonest hematological abnormality(97.6%).

Conclusions: Dengue presents with varied clinical features. Community awareness, early diagnosis and management and vector control measures needs to be strengthened in order to reduce the increasing number of dengue case.


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