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Research Paper | Hematology | Sudan | Volume 3 Issue 10, October 2014
Demographic Manifestations and Laboratory Findings among Patients with Dengue Infection in Port Sudan, Eastern Sudan
Abstract: Dengue fever (DF) is considered a non-severe manifestation of dengue, recently demonstrated a heterogeneous group of patients with varied clinical bleeding episodes. This is a case-control study was conducted to assess the bleeding manifestations in patients with dengue infection in Red Sea State, Sudan. Blood count, coagulation tests, and biochemical test markers were evaluated. Out of 334 patients confirmed dengue fever enrolled, 289 (86.5 %) patients had classical dengue fever, 31 (9.3 %) patients had DHF I, 12 (3.6 %) patients had DHF II, and 2 (0.6 %) patients had DSS. Bleeding episodes were present in 35 (10.5 %) patients. The commonest bleeding manifestations were haematuria (5.7 %), haematamesis (0.3 %), haemoptysis (0.3 %), epistaxis (1.5 %), and gum bleed (2.7 %). Patients with severe bleeding episode had severe thrombocytopenia (P. value 0.000).
Keywords: Dengue, dengue hemorrhagic fever, bleeding, Port Sudan
Edition: Volume 3 Issue 10, October 2014,
Pages: 1196 - 1199