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Dengue Fever

Dengue Fever - Symptoms

What are the signs and symptoms of dengue fever?

The common symptoms are
  • Fever
  • Headache
  • Muscle and joint aches.
  • Rash-different types of rash which may itch and appears a few days after the onset of fever.
  • Bleeding tendency- from nose, gums or other parts of the body due to low platelets. Platelets are one of the blood components which help to clot and prevent excessive bleeding. Normal levels range from 150,000 to 450,000 per millilitre.
  • Bruises from minor knocks and bumps.
Sometimes, dengue infection can present in a more serious form, known as Dengue Hemorrhagic Fever (DHF) or Dengue Shock Syndrome (DSS).

Serious complications can occur resulting in:
  • Widespread bleeding.
  • Low blood pressure or shock due to bleeding or leaking blood vessels.
  • Organ failure.
  • Death (The risk of dying from dengue complications is very low; less than one to five percent if supportive treatment is given early).

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Dengue Fever - Causes and Risk Factors

Dengue Fever - Diagnosis

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Dengue Fever - Post-surgery care

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