“CLINICO-RADIOLOGICAL PROFILE AND OUTCOME OF DENGUE FEVER IN CHILDREN IN TERTIARY CARE CENTRE”
European Journal of Molecular & Clinical Medicine,
2022, Volume 9, Issue 7, Pages 7362-7369
AbstractBackground and objectives: Dengue, important arbo viral infection transmitted by Aedes aegypti to a lesser extent, Ae. albopictus. There are 4 distinct, but closely related, serotypes of the virus that cause dengue (DEN-1, DEN-2, DEN-3 and DEN-4). There is increasing prevalence in tropical and subtropical countries in the recent times. This study was done to know the spectrum of various clinical manifestations of DF and radiological profile among dengue cases.
Materials and methods: This descriptive observational study was carried out in the department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College/Government General Hospital, Nizamabad, Telangana State during October 2017 to November 2018.
Results: Out of 106 cases examined, majority (63.2%) were in the age group of 6 – 10 yrs. Male to female ratio was 1.35:1. Fever was present in almost all cases i.e. 99%. Bleeding manifestations were noted in 53% cases. On ultrasound, hepatomegaly was found in most (35.8%) cases, followed by gallbladder wall edema (26.4%).
Conclusion: The wide varied presentation of dengue fever especially in children is very unpredictable. Knowing the scope of atypical manifestations, every case with fever, in endemic areas, should be thoroughly examined and investigated haematologically and radiologically to prevent the dreadful complications. Thus saving the lives of children by early initiation of treatment.
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