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International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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A Study of Epidemiology, Clinical Profile and Outcome of Dengue Fever among Children in the Age Group of 2 Months to 14 Years

Dr Venkat Gopal Kodem, Dr Kalyan Chakravarthy

Abstract: INTRODUCTION: Dengue fever is caused by several arthropod-borne viruses. It is the most important emerging tropical viral disease of humans. AIMS AND OBJECTIVES: Primary Objective: 1. To study the clinical profile of dengue fever in children in the age group of 2 months to 14 years. 2. To study the outcome of children with dengue fever. Secondary Objective: To study the unusual or atypical manifestations of dengue fever. RESULTS: 150 children with dengue fever and categorized as dengue fever WITHOUT warning signs was seen in 78 cases (52 %), dengue fever WITH warning signs was seen in 60 cases (40 %) and severe dengue was seen in 12 cases (8 %) CONCLUSION: The most common age group of presentation is 8 years to 12 years with common clinical manifestations are fever, vomitings, body pains and abdominal pain and unusual manifestations like Encephalopathy in the form of altered sensorium and seizures, Acute renal failure in the form of oliguria and hypertension and Acute respiratory distress syndrome were seen in a small proportion of the patients in the present study. There was NO correlation between thrombocytopenia and bleeding manifestations. Complications observed were liver dysfunction and ARDS. Mortality in the study was 6 %.

Keywords: Dengue Virus, Bleeding manifestations, Thrombocytopenia, Hematocrit, Shock



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