Dengue fever occurs secondary to dengue viral infection.
Most prevalent mosquito-borne viral infection.
Poorly understood immunopathologic response causes dengue hemorrhagic fever (DHF...
Abrupt in onset rising to 39°C or higher
2–7 days duration
Biphasic (“saddleback”) curve, returning to almost normal after 2–7 days
Associated with frontal or retro-orbi...
IV crystalloids for hypotension
O2 and monitor for unstable patients
Treatment is supportive.
Acetaminophen (Tylenol) for f...
ICU admission for the following:
Regular admission for the following:
15 yr of age or younger
All patients with previ...
Consider dengue in patients presenting with fever and rash who recently traveled to endemic regions.
Chikungunya fever is an emerging infectious disease also seen in travelers and m...
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38362002 Dengue (disorder)
20927009 Dengue hemorrhagic fever (disorder)
409671005 Dengue shock syndrome
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