Dengue fever or “breakbone fever” is caused by an arbovirus—dengue virus (DENV)—a Flavivirus, from the Flaviviridae family.
Single-stranded positive RNA virus with four antigenically ...
Symptoms begin after a 3- to 7-day incubation period.
Dengue fever presents with
High fever (>38.5°C—may be biphasic)
Cough, sore throat, and nasal congestion
No prophylaxis or treatment is currently available.
Supportive care with bed rest, hydration, pain, and fever control are mainstays of treatment.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC Web site. http://www.cdc.gov/dengue/. Accessed March 14, 2018.
Guzman MG, Harris E. Dengue. Lancet. 2015;385(9966):453–465.
A90 Dengue fever [classical dengue]
A91 Dengue hemorrhagic fever
065.4 Mosquito-borne hemorrhagic fever
38362002 Dengue (disorder)
20927009 Dengue hemorrhagic fever (disorde...
Mosquito control is the most effective approach to dengue prevention.
Treatment requires active intravascular volume repletion to prevent or reverse hypovolemic shock
Aspirin or NSAIDs s...
Sign up for a 10-day FREE Trial now and receive full access to all content.