A Study of Clinical and Laboratory Profile of Dengue Fever in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital

A Study of Clinical and Laboratory Profile of Dengue Fever in a Tertiary Care Teaching Hospital

  • Kamal Rajesh Jampana Associate Professor, Department of General MedicineNimra Institute of Medical Sciences, Nimra Nagar, Ibrahimpatnam, Jupudi, Vijayawada, Andhra Pradesh-521456
  • Atchuta Chytanya Paka Assistant Professor, Department of General Medicine, NRI Academy of Sciences, Mangalagiri Road, Chinakakani, Guntur, Andhra Pradesh-522503
Keywords: NS1 antigen, Flavivirus, Thrombocytopenia

Abstract

Background: The incidence of dengue has grown dramatically around the world in recent decades. Year after year, the prevalence of the disease is on a rise. This study is designed to study the clinical and laboratory parameters of Dengue patients in a tertiary care teaching hospital. Subjects and Methods: Prospective observational study was undertaken in a tertiary care teaching hospital. This study was carried out for a period of two years between Jan 2017 to December 2018.Seventy-two patients were studied and analyzed. All patients with positive NS1 antigen and positive ELISA test were included in the study. Clinical, hematological and biochemical parameters were noted. Results: Of the 72 patients, majority were females (52.8 %). Fever was the most common symptom followed by other symptoms like head ache, myalgias etc. Conclusion: Dengue is an important cause of mortality and morbidity in our country. Early diagnosis and prompt management can have a positive effect on the outcome of the disease. Proper monitoring of the clinical and biochemical parameters and necessary intervention can bring down the mortality rates associated with this disease.

Published
2019-10-29