Dengue Fever – Myths & Facts

  • B V Shankara Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, East Fort, Thrissur, Kerala – 680005.
  • P Baburaj Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, East Fort, Thrissur, Kerala - 680005
Keywords: Dengue fever, Arbovirus

Abstract

Dengue is the most common arbovirus disease worldwide. Globally the incidence of dengue has grown dramatically in the recent years. Every year during the monsoon months and later, many parts of the country witness outbreaks of dengue infection. Patients with dengue infection will have a triad of symptoms: hemorrhagic manifestations, evidence of plasma leakage, and platelet counts <150,000/ mm.3 Mortality rates are 10–20%. If dengue shock syndrome develops, mortality can reach 40%. Supportive care to maintain blood pressure and intravascular volume with careful volume- replacement therapy is the treatment.

Author Biographies

B V Shankara, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, East Fort, Thrissur, Kerala – 680005.

Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine

P Baburaj, Jubilee Mission Medical College & Research Institute, East Fort, Thrissur, Kerala - 680005

Professor of Medicine & Unit Head

Published
2013-12-30
How to Cite
Shankara, B., & Baburaj, P. (2013). Dengue Fever – Myths & Facts. IMA Kerala Medical Journal, 6(4), 97-105. https://doi.org/10.52314/kmj.2013.v6i4.308