DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2349-3291.ijcp20161025

Clinical profile and outcome of dengue fever and dengue haemorrhagic fever in pediatric age group

Jasashree Choudhury, Debaprasad Mohanty, Sidharth Sraban Routray

Abstract


Background: Dengue infection, an arthropod-borne viral hemorrhagic fever, continues to be a major challenge to public health, especially in South-East Asia. We have done an observational study of dengue and dengue hemorrhagic fever in which we have studied the clinical pattern of dengue presentation.

Methods: This study was conducted in the CICU and PICU of SCB medical college, Cuttack, Odisha, India. 100 patients, serologically dengue positive were included in this study. Hematological and other clinical parameters were evaluated. Statistical analysis was done after estimating p-value.

Results: Fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, hepatomegaly, bleeding diathesis and hypotension were common clinical symptoms. Serological tests, hematocrit, platelet counts, liver enzymes and abdominal ultrasonography and fluid therapy were useful in management of all cases.

Conclusions: Patients presented with variable symptoms both in dengue fever and dengue hemorrhagic fever in pediatric age group.


Keywords


Dengue, Fever, Hemorrhagic, Pediatric

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