Home|Journals Follow on Twitter| Subscribe to List

Directory for Medical Articles
 

Open Access

Original Article

Natl J Community Med. 2016; 7(1): 21-24


Clinical and Laboratory Characteristics of Pediatric Dengue Fever Patients in a Tertiary Care Hospital

Randhir V Dhobale; Alka D Gore; Vivek B Waghachavare; Suhas G Kumbhar; Yugantara R Kadam; Girish B Dhumale.

Abstract
"Background: Dengue is fast emerging problem which causes significant mortality & morbidity in children.
Objective: This study was conducted to study the clinical features of dengue in pediatric cases from tertiary care hospital.
Methodology: Cross-sectional study based on record of all the diagnosed cases during 2008-2012 from a tertiary hospital.
Results: Out of 100 patients, male were 72(72%) and females 28(28%). The commonest presentations were fever 93(93%), pain in abdomen 43(43%), vomiting 37(37%) and bodyache 15(15%). Among these 64(64%) patients were diagnosed as dengue fever & 33(33%) dengue hemorrhagic fever. Common complications were pleural effusion (41%) and ascitis (42%). Range of hospital stay was 3-13 days with 59(59%) patients were admitted for 6-10 days.
Conclusion: DF was common in children

Key words: Dengue fever;pediatric;DHF;morbidity



Share this Article


Advertisement
Journal of Environmental and Occupational Science

SUBMIT YOUR ARTICLE NOW


ScopeMed.com
ScopeMed Home
Follow ScopeMed on Twitter
BiblioCAM
Author Tools
eJPort Journal Hosting
About ScopeMed
License Information
Terms & Conditions
Privacy Policy
Suggest a Journal
Publisher Login
Contact Us

The articles in Scopemed are open access articles licensed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License (https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, provided the work is properly cited.
ScopeMed is a Database Service for Scientific Publications. Copyright ScopeMed Information Services.
Scopemed Buttons