Retrospective Analysis of USG Findings in Dengue Fever as a Screening Modality

Retrospective Analysis of USG Findings in Dengue Fever

  • Vivek Gupta Associate Professor
  • Pranav Kumar Dave Associate Professor
  • R Mishra Professor
  • M Jain Professor & HOD
  • M Bapat Assistant Professor
  • M Tilgam Resident, Department of Radiodiagnosis
  • A Patidar Resident, Department of Radiodiagnosis
  • J Verma Professor
  • C Dave Ex.Assistant Professor,Departmaent Pediatrics, L N Medical College and J K Hospital, Kolar Road, Bhopal


Background: Dengue fever is a common public health issue in India, This study was conducted to asses value of ultrasound findings insero positive dengue cases. Subjects and Methods: Retrospective study of 81 patients of various age groups of both male and female, serologically positive for dengue fever was conducted between April-2018 to Dec-2018. These patients were referred for ultrasound of abdomen .Abdominal sonography was performed with convex probe and high frequency variable linear probes after 4-6 hours fasting .Various ultrasound finding were analyzed. Results: Out of 81 Patients Edematous gall bladder wall thickening/ edema seen in 71 (87.6%), most common findings, followed by ascites in 41 (50.6%) and Splenomegaly 17(20.9%), Hepatomegaly 15(18.5%) and pleural effusion 26 (32%).Ultrasound abdomen findings were normal in 10 (12.3%).In these Patients the platelet count  was more than 150,000..Patients with platelets count up to 80000 showed  GB wall thickening / wall edema,ascites, pleural effusion ,hepatomegaly and splenomegaly. Pericardial effusion was not seen in our study. Conclusion: Ultrasound abdomen findings of GB wall thickenings,GB wall edema, Pleural effusion, Ascites, Splenomegaly & Hepatomegaly strongly indicates diagnosis of dengue fever.These USG findings suggestive of severity of DF, which requirs proper managmeent.Subsequate USG examination helps to monitor the response to the treatment.

How to Cite
Vivek Gupta, Pranav Kumar Dave, R Mishra, M Jain, M Bapat, M Tilgam, A Patidar, J Verma, & C Dave. (2019). Retrospective Analysis of USG Findings in Dengue Fever as a Screening Modality. Asian Journal of Medical Radiological Research, 7(2), 82-88.