2019, Vol. 2, Issue 2, Part B
A study on clinical profile of paediatric patients with dengue fever at a tertiary care hospital
Dr. Mahesh Bhagavati, Dr. Basavanthappa SP and Dr. Pooja V
Dengue fever is a major public health problem especially in Indian subcontinent. It is a mosquito borne arboviral infection which results in significant morbidity and mortality. The complications of dengue fever usually happen after the 5th day of illness which include fluid leak, bleeding, hepatitis, encephalopathy, ARDS. The studies on dengue in paediatric age group are scant in this part of the country. Cross sectional study was conducted on 250 pediatric cases presenting with fever for 2 to 7 days, presenting at OPD/IPD of pediatric department. This study had shown that, the age group was between 6 9 years, males sex, fever was the common sign, hepatomegaly was the common sign, leucopenia, reduced platelet count, NS1 positive, IgM and IgG positive, normal C3 count, positive Widal test abnormal USG abdomen, more than 5 days of hospitalization and mortality was present in 11.1% of the cases.
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Dr. Mahesh Bhagavati, Dr. Basavanthappa SP, Dr. Pooja V. A study on clinical profile of paediatric patients with dengue fever at a tertiary care hospital. Int J Paediatrics Geriatrics 2019;2(2):92-95. DOI: 10.33545/26643685.2019.v2.i2b.40