Background: Dengue viral infections are the most important mosquito-borne diseases of the Indian subcontinent and have become a major global public concern.
Objective: To evaluate hematological changes in serologically proven patients with clinical manifestations of dengue fever at tertiary care hospital.
Materials and Methods: Cases of fever, clinically suspected to be dengue were confirmed by immunochromatographic tests for dengue NS1 antigen and dengue IgM antibody during the period from September 2015 to November 2015. A total of 250 seropositive dengue cases were correlated with clinical features, hematological, and biochemical findings.
Result: With the most common clinical feature—high grade fever (95%), the main hematological findings were raised hematocrit (>29%), leukopenia (44%), and thrombocytopenia (59%).
Conclusion: Hemoconcentration, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia, raised SGPT, and raised serum bilirubin gave enough clues to test for dengue serology so as to reduce the morbidity and mortality because of this disease.
Dengue fever, dengue hemorrhagic fever, dengue shock syndrome, leukopenia, thrombocytopenia