Clinical Study of Diagnosed Cases of Dengue Fever in Tertiary Care Hospital in North Maharashtra


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  • Dr. Vasantrao Pawar Medical College Hospital & RC, Department of General Medicine, Nashik, 422003, India

Abstract

Aims and Objective: To study the clinical presentations, laboratory profile, hematological complications and outcome of dengue fever. Materials and Methods: Descriptive study was carried which includes adult males and females who were serologically confirmed cases of dengue. These patients were assessed for their demographic features (age/sex etc.); clinical profile various signs and symptoms; labotrary profile; complications and outcome as mentioned in the proforma. Results: Total 56 patients studied. Out of 56 cases, the maximum number of cases, 22 (39.2%), belonged to the age group between 20 to 40 years. Thus the mean age of hospitalized patients was 31.2 ± 4.5 yrs. There were 33 (58.9%) males and 23 (41.1%) female patients. Majority were Dengue Hemorrhagic fever 20 (35.7%) and 8 (14.2%) were cases of severe dengue according to WHO guidelines. Fever was present in all patients. Two patients developed DIC and died. Conclusion: Patients with dengue syndrome showed varied clinical presentation. Symptoms and clinical signs are non specific. Most adults were positive for symptoms like fever, myalgia, arthralgia, and skin rash and bleeding.

Keywords

Dengue Fever (DF), Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF), Disseminated Intravascular Coagulation (DIC), Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS), Nonstructural Protein 1 (NS1)

Subject Discipline

General Medicine

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