Dr Karun Mammen Philip, Dr Smitha Bhat
Abstract: The severity of dengue ranges from mild illness to Dengue haemorrhagic fever (DHF) & dengue shock syndrome (DSS). Early assessment of severity & appropriate management is essential in reducing mortality. The severity of dengue is assessed by narrow pulse pressure, thrombocytopenia & haemoconcentration. Relative & absolute bradycardia have been reported in dengue. Our study aims to find the demographic & clinical features which correlate with bradycardia in dengue & whether bradycardia is a marker of disease severity.
Keywords: dengue bradycardia dss relative bradycardia